Write letters to bring BASIS Primary to San Antonio in 2015

I need your help. San Antonio needs a BASIS Primary school, and we can get one in 2015-16, but only if enough parents and charter school supporters write letters, right now. As you may already know, there are currently two… Continue Reading

Corazones Maravillosos: Great Hearts Monte Vista sesión de puertas abiertas

  Reporte previo en inglés. Mil gracias a la traductora Laura Gruber de Lactancia-Latina.com. Great Hearts Monte Vista, el primer campus de Great Hearts Texas, tuvo una sesión de puertas abiertas el 27 de marzo, 2014. Esta sesión fue un paso importante… Continue Reading

Building a school community: notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house

Great Hearts Monte Vista, the first campus of Great Hearts Texas, held an open house on March 27, 2014. The open house was an important step in the process of building a community around the new school. 

Jubilee Academic Center teaches leadership skills in a family environment

Jubilee Academic Center is a neighborhood concept school. Everyone knows everyone else. Everyone is family. Everyone feels safe. That’s how Daniel G. Amador, Superintendent of Jubilee Academic Center, described the school culture to me. I recently toured the elementary school at… Continue Reading

Gallery: Sneak peek at the new IDEA South Flores campus

Classes start Wednesday, August 21 for grades K, 1, 2, and 6 at IDEA South Flores, the new charter school campus at 6919 South Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas 78221 (map). And tonight, Tuesday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is Meet… Continue Reading

Gallery: BASIS San Antonio Boosters movie night at Woodlawn Lake Park

On Friday evening, the BASIS San Antonio Boosters hosted a movie night at Woodlawn Lake Park, featuring Hugo on an inflatable Slab Cinema screen. Before the movie, students and parents had an opportunity to get to know each other and to meet the BASIS… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio Boosters executive board

UPDATED. The BASIS San Antonio Boosters now have an executive board: President: Richard Gross VP: Lourdes Campos 2nd VP: Chris Conlan (formerly Lloyd Wiltz) Treasurer: Juan Carlos Rodriguez (formerly Tom Immenschuh) Secretary: Rachel Allred Want to stay up to date on the BASIS San… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio Boosters mailing list

A BASIS Boosters group is now forming in San Antonio.  As mentioned in this earlier post, every BASIS campus has a parent group—the BASIS Boosters—dedicated to building community and providing extra support for the students and teachers. Sign up for… Continue Reading

Chili-Con-Carnival on March 23 to raise money for Foundation School for Autism

The Foundation School for Autism PTO is hosting Chili-Con-Carnival, a chili cook-off and sensory-friendly carnival, at Miracle League Field (near Wolff Stadium, where the Missions play) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. “Carnival set to raise funds for… Continue Reading

Learn about what makes Bonham Academy special in this Rivard Report article

Imagine: an inner city public school with a waiting list of anxious parents who live outside the school’s geographic boundaries, but want their young child to start school here. Bonham Academy is an in-district charter in the San Antonio Independent… Continue Reading