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.
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.
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.”
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.
Here is a list of participating schools for the School Discovery Day at the Greenline:
- Brooks Academy
- CAST Schools
- Compass Rose Public Schools
- Edgewood ISD Schools of Innovation
- Holy Name Catholic School
- IDEA Public Schools
- Jubilee Academies
- KIPP Texas Public Schools
- Learn 4 Life
- New Frontiers Public Schools
- Pre-K 4 SA
- Promesa Academy Charter School
- Prelude Prep Public School
- Royal Public Schools
- SAISD Choice Schools
- Southwest Preparatory School
Families will also have the opportunity to learn about Schola, a free school finder tool with national coverage.
While you are visiting and learning about schools, have fun with these extra activities:
- Dance to the beats with young DJs from The AM Project
- Play giant outdoor games on the lawn from Double D Party Rentals
- Encounter animals at Once in a Wild‘s mobile petting zoo
- Learn skills and make crafts with Alamo Area BSA—Boy Scouts of America
- Enjoy tasty eats from a local food truck
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.
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.
Can’t make it to this School Discovery Day? Find our upcoming events here.
Read More About Discovering Schools
- School Discovery Day at Universal City Park on March 5, 2022
- School Discovery Dat at Hemisfair on February 19, 2022
- School Discovery Day at O.P. Schnabel Park — scheduled for January 15, 2022, but cancelled due to severe weather
- School Discovery Day at Hemisfair on November 7, 2021
- “Stephanie Adams Shares Her School Search Experience,” Stephanie Adams, San Antonio Charter Moms, May 2, 2021
- “Charter School Applications: What I Wish I Knew,” Inga Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms, January 14, 2021
- “Tools for Researching the Best Schools in San Antonio,” San Antonio Charter Moms, February 25, 2020
- “Searching for Charter Schools in San Antonio: What You Can Do in January,” San Antonio Charter Moms, January 17, 2019