Advanced Academic Services is part of the Austin Independent School District. This blog provides information, activities, and events regarding advanced academics and high ability children and teens. Smart without compromise. Potential without limits.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Austin ISD Gifted and Talented Service Referrals Windows Open Soon

 Gifted and Talented (GT) Referrals will be open September 13-24 for grades 3-12 and October 25-November 5 for grades K-2. Families, school staff, and community partners, can refer students to be screened for Gifted and Talented (GT) Services by contacting their campus GT Advocate or child's teacher for more information.

Austin ISD Gifted Services Referral Information

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Want to Hear a Story? Check Out Storyline Online!


The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.

To learn more, go to

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Need Information About Transportation for Austin ISD Students?

 Austin ISD Transportation Information

Need information about transportation for your student? Visit the Austin ISD Transportation webpage for bus-stop lookup using our Bus Stop Finder at this LINK. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Austin ISD Back to School Information

 Welcome Back to School for the 2021-2022 School Year!

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Would you like more details about back to school in Austin ISD? Visit our webpage for Back to School information at this LINK. Information will continue to be updated leading up to the start of the new school year. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

SENG Library


The SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Library offers a variety of topics that address the experiences and needs of gifted children and adults.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Global Water Center's Mobile Discovery Center at Barton Creek Square


The Global Water Center’s Mobile Discovery Center is coming to Barton Creek Square to bring you a free, educational, and highly interactive experience with cutting-edge technology that’s fun for the whole family.

The Mobile Discovery Center is visiting Barton Creek Square in Austin from Wednesday, July 7 (10am-7pm) to Sunday, July 11 (10am-3pm). Don’t miss out on this first-of-its-kind exhibit featuring multi-sensory experiences that truly bring water to life!

Please note that locations and hours of operation are all subject to change. The exhibit will be closed in the event of excessive weather or other unforeseeable circumstances and the exhibit’s opening may be delayed if outside forces impact the installation process. This is a free family-friendly event that is fun for all ages!

For more information, please visit their website: