Founders Classical Academy Schertz is planning to open in August 2016 on the north east side of San Antonio, and is holding parent interest meetings on November 17 & 19, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Founders Classical Academy is a network of public, open-enrollment charter schools that offer tuition-free, classical education. There are five campuses in Texas and one in Arkansas, with plans for growth; for now, the closest campus to San Antonio is Founders Classical Academy Leander, on the north side of Austin. Founders Classical Academy is part of the ResponsiveEd group of charter schools, which offers a range of school models to serve many populations of students. Other ResponsiveEd schools in San Antonio include Premier High School and the Foundation School for Autism.
One of the greatest strengths of Founders Classical Academy is its partnership with the Barney Charter School Initiative at Hillsdale College, a prestigious Great Books higher education program. That partnership has helped Founders Classical Academy to define its vision of classical education as a continuation of the traditions of Western civilization. Continue reading
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Miró: The Experience of Seeing is at the McNay Art Museum until January 10, 2016, and I encourage you to bring your kids to see it while it’s here. Sunday, October 25, 2015 will be an especially good day to visit because the McNay will be hosting Family Day: Magical Miró! from 1:oo p.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.
For a few days this week, my kids had a brief Fall Break, so we visited the McNay on a quiet weekday. As soon as we walked into the Miró exhibit, my five-year-old daughter, G.N., started giggling. She was looking at Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), a 1966-73 painting. “Why are you giggling?” I asked her. She said, “Because the hat . . . [giggles] . . . look!” Continue reading
Compass Rose Academy is a new charter school that’s still on the drawing board, but has tremendous promise for underserved students in San Antonio. Founder Paul Morrissey is hosting a parent information meeting on Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Food Court at PicaPica Plaza, 910 S.E. Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78214. RSVP online for the information meeting; even if you can’t attend, please submit use the RSVP form to submit your email address for updates. Continue reading
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Ever since writing this post, I’ve had high hopes for Travis Park as a downtown cultural gathering place. Travis Park lived up to its promise with the recent Opera in the Park event, led by Opera Piccola of San Antonio and showcasing an array of local performance groups. Continue reading
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On Sunday afternoon, I went to Ballet San Antonio‘s Swan Lake with my son, F.T., age 8, and daughter, G.N., age 5. We received our tickets for free and were able to give away a set of tickets over social media. G.N.’s friend D. and his family won the tickets. Let me tell you about how the ballet left an impression on F.T. and G.N., as well as D. and his family. I hope it will inspire you to bring your family to a Ballet San Antonio performance in the future. Continue reading
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I created the San Antonio Charter Moms blog as a way to get the word out to parents about new charter schools coming to San Antonio. More than three years later, I am excited to share the news about another high-quality charter school with plans to expand to San Antonio: Legacy Traditional School. This blog post will tell you about their school model, but an even better way to learn would be to attend their parent information meeting on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at University Baptist Church, 6465 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78249; RSVP at LTSTexas.org. Continue reading
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This morning, I was backing out of my driveway, driving the kids to school, when I felt a buzz in my pocket. My phone had just received a text message, but I was driving so I ignored it. A few minutes later, we were almost at school and I felt my phone buzz again. This time I glanced at the screen. A friend of mine was sharing a news report that explained why our kids’ school was on lockdown. Continue reading