School Discovery Day at the Greenline at Brooks

Greenline Park Brooks School Discovery Graphic

At San Antonio Charter Moms, one of our goals is helping families to navigate the school search process. A great way for families to learn about schools is to visit a School Discovery Day event. Our series continues with a School Discovery Day at the Greenline at Brooks on March 26, 2022 at 10 AM–2 PM.

What to Expect at School Discovery Day

Families on the Southside of San Antonio are looking for high-quality education options that provide college readiness and career pathways. As new charter schools and choice schools open on the Southside—including a handful of schools in and around the Brooks footprint—families need support to learn about their options and how to navigate the process. That’s why we are holding a School Discovery Day on the Southside in March 2022, when San Antonio’s choice schools will be continuing to enroll students for the 2022–23 school year. School Discovery Days connect families with schools in an efficient, face-to-face format that enables them to interact directly with multiple school representatives in one convenient location.

This School Discovery Day will include 16 choice schools and networks appealing to a wide range of learners. All of the schools coming to our Greenline event are accessible to families living on the Southside of San Antonio, and some of these schools offer transportation to and from campus. Families will have the opportunity to meet school representatives, ask questions, get on interest lists and learn about application processes and deadlines. Additionally, families can receive hands-on guidance from San Antonio Charter Moms team members on navigating the nonprofit’s online tools and resources designed to simplify the search and application process.

“Whether families are interested in a magnet program, a public charter school, or even a dual language school, the most direct way to decide if a school is the right fit for your student is to talk one-on-one with school representatives. We are thrilled to bring back our popular School Discovery Days after taking a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says San Antonio Charter Moms Founder and Executive Director Inga Cotton.

Running with the Moon sculpture at Greenline at Brooks

The Greenline is a linear park at Brooks City Base full of amenities, including a large pavilion and lawn, where our table and the schools’ tables will be set up. The Greenline also offers easy access to paved trails and a bike path that connect with the greenway trails system along the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River. Along the trail near the main pavilion (where the restrooms are located), there is a playground, a set of fitness stations, and a gaga ball pit. There are also play areas with ping pong and foosball tables and a giant chess board. The park is sprinkled with public art including Brooks Butterflies and Running with the Moon. The creek is terraced into ponds for fish and wildlife.

We will make the most of this setting with activities to create a fun atmosphere, including giant outdoor games. Additional events in our School Discovery Day series have followed a similar program with a focus on different sets of schools.

“Our goal is to reach all areas of the city with a fun day that educates families not only about their school options but also the importance of planning ahead so that those options remain viable choices,” Cotton says.

Sign and Brooks Butterfly at Greenline

Why You Should Visit School Discovery Day

San Antonio is home to no fewer than 150 choice schools offering a diverse landscape designed to accommodate a wide range of learners in every part of the city. Whether enrolling a child for the first time, making up for learning loss brought on by the pandemic, or seeking the best fit for unique learning styles, we are here to help parents make informed decisions.

“Zip codes no longer dictate the quality of education our children receive,” says Cotton. “Many parents are surprised and overwhelmed by so many options and with figuring out the best fit for their child. We simplify that process.”

School Discovery Day girls paletas face paint

Who Will Be at School Discovery Day

Our goal at San Antonio Charter Moms is to serve as a trusted one-stop shop for parents and caregivers on the hunt for high-quality schools. We empower parents to advocate for their children’s education regardless of where they live. The San Antonio Charter Moms website offers a wealth of education-based information, including an in-depth School Choice Guide with maps—also accessible via a mobile app—for open enrollment and in-district charter schools in and around San Antonio, a diverse and active online, Facebook discussion group for exchanging school choice stories, advice, and more.

Playground and trail at Greenline at Brooks

Here is a list of participating schools for the School Discovery Day at the Greenline:

Families will also have the opportunity to learn about Schola, a free school finder tool with national coverage.

Lawn at Greenline at Brooks

While you are visiting and learning about schools, have fun with these extra activities:

Visit all the tables and come back to the San Antonio Charter Moms table to spin the prize wheel and enter our raffle for fun prizes, including gift cards. Our team is eager to share about how you can find schools that are the right fit for your children, and how to be an advocate for high quality education in our community.

Main Pavilion at Greenline at Brooks

When and Where to Visit School Discovery Day

San Antonio Charter Moms School Discovery Day at the Greenline at Brooks will be on Saturday, March 26 at 10 AM–2 PM.

Come find us at the main pavilion at the Greenline at Brooks. The address is 2532 Sidney Brooks, San Antonio, TX 78235 (map). There is free parking in surface lots along Sidney Brooks Drive, including the lot with the electric vehicle charging station (map) and the lot by the dog parks.

The main pavilion faces a grassy lawn where our table and the schools’ tables will be set up. A food truck will be parked just east of the pavilion on a paved circle. The outdoor games will be on the grass between the playground and the creek.

Get updates and reminders about School Discovery Day at the Greenline by clicking “going” to our Facebook event and registering on Eventbrite. See you there!

Can’t make it to this School Discovery Day? Find our upcoming events here.

Brooks Greenline Pavilion map

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