Guide to Enrolling in George Gervin Academy

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George Gervin Academy is a network of open enrollment charter schools where students can grow and achieve academic excellence through passionate teamwork and accountability. George Gervin Academy schools are taking applications for enrollment for the current school year. We have put together a guide to help you learn more about George Gervin Academy schools in San Antonio and take steps to enroll your child.

About George Gervin Academy

George Gervin Academy was established in 1996 as a Generation 1 charter school. The George Gervin Youth Center was founded in 1989 by George “The Iceman” Gervin, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame who played for the San Antonio Spurs from 1974 to 1985, and his sister, Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, who currently serves as the Texas State Representative for District 120. Barbara is still involved in the school as Special Projects Coordinator, and her son, Nathan Hawkins, is CEO and Superintendent. 

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The mission of George Gervin Academy is to cultivate growth and promote academic excellence and accountability through passionate teamwork. Their vision is to elevate an enduring legacy of high expectations. The core values are GPAAT: Growth, Passion, Academic excellence, Accountability, and Teamwork. 

When George Gervin Academy first opened, it served non-traditional students in grades 9–12 who had experienced setbacks in their educational journeys, and they are still committed to helping these students succeed. Teachers and staff members meet individually with students to identify learning gaps and obstacles to success. Working together, teachers and students create plans that will fill learning gaps and ensure that students succeed in high school and beyond.

Over time, the school has grown, adding campuses and expanding to serve students as young as PK-3. They take pride in serving emergent bilingual students as well as students who speak English at home and want to build Spanish skills. 

To read more about George Gervin Academy in the news, we recommend that you click on the articles linked at the bottom of this post. Also, we invite you to join the San Antonio Charter Moms discussion group on Facebook and ask questions; the group includes current charter school families who can comment with answers based on their own experiences.

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George Gervin Academy in San Antonio

There are three George Gervin Academy campuses in San Antonio. On the most recent district report card, George Gervin Academy earned a B rating; the list below includes links to each campus’s school report cards.

George Gervin Academy also has community partnerships to provide pre-K at additional locations. These partners include Parent Child Incorporated (PCI), Family Service Association, Bailey’s Child Development Center, and Books & Bibs Learning Academy.

In addition, there is a charter school in Phoenix, Arizona, called George Gervin Prep Academy

Download the free San Antonio Charter Schools app for an interactive map that includes George Gervin Academy campuses and more. You can also find campus information about George Gervin Academy (and many other schools of choice) in our Guide to Charter Schools in San Antonio.

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How to Enroll 

Families can apply online to enroll their students at George Gervin Academy. They are accepting applications for the current school year. 

George Gervin Academy has an inquiry form on their website. We recommend following George Gervin Academy on social media: Facebook, Instagram, X (Twitter), and LinkedIn. That’s a good way to learn about special events like open houses and spirit days.

In addition, please join the San Antonio Charter Moms discussion group on Facebook to post questions and search previous discussions about George Gervin Academy. Families with students who are currently enrolled at George Gervin Academy campuses can comment based on their experiences.

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Facts About George Gervin Academy

George Gervin Academy provides students with free breakfast and lunch, as well as free transportation to and from school. 

Students experience the benefits of small group tutoring and mental health counseling. Students at the high school level can participate in credit recovery and acceleration programs. To help students prepare for life after graduation, the school offers workforce development opportunities and college readiness programs. 

Athletic programs at George Gervin Academy include volleyball, flag football, soccer, and—of course—basketball. 

George Gervin Academy athletics boys basketball team

Charter Moms Chats

Watch Tyrone Darden, School Partnerships Coordinator at George Gervin Academy, and Anna Monroe, Director of Schools at George Gervin Academy, speak with Inga Cotton on Charter Moms Chats on February 13, 2024 at 4:00 PM Central live on Facebook and YouTube.

Tyrone Darden is the School Partnerships Coordinator at George Gervin Academy.

Anna Monroe is the Director of Schools at George Gervin Academy. 

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