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 Hemisfair on February 19, 2022 at 11 AM–2 PM.
What to Expect at School Discovery Day
Back in November 2021, our School Discovery Day at Hemisfair was a big success, so we are coming back to Yanaguana Garden in February 2022, when many of 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 14 choice schools (plus one proposed charter school) appealing to a wide range of learners. All of the schools coming to our Hemisfair event are accessible to families living in central San Antonio—the area inside Loop 410. 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.
Guests can enjoy the many fun, built-in amenities at Yanaguana Garden including a splash pad, sand play area, table games, swings, climbing structures, Adirondack chairs, picnic tables and more. Additional events in our School Discovery Day series will follow 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 Hemisfair:
- BASIS Charter Schools
- CAST Schools
- Compass Rose Public Schools
- Essence Preparatory Public School
- Great Hearts Texas
- Harmony Public Schools
- IDEA Public Schools
- Legacy Traditional Schools
- Lighthouse Public Schools
- New Frontiers Public Schools
- Pre-K 4 SA
- Promesa Academy Charter School
- SAISD Choice Schools
- School of Science and Technology
Families will also be able to interact with team members from Spelligent, a proposed charter school that is designed to serve neurodivergent students. If approved, Spelligent would open in August 2023.
Hemisfair is always a special place, but February 19 will be extra special because Agarita Chamber Players and Unheard-of Ensemble will be holding a free chamber music concert at 11:00 AM near the Central Games Plaza. This concert is sponsored by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.
When and Where to Visit the School Discovery Day
San Antonio Charter Moms School Discovery Day at Hemisfair will be on Saturday, February 19 at 11 AM–2 PM.
Come find us in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair at the Central Games Plaza. Hemisfair is located at 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205 (map). The parking garage at The ’68 is nearby, as is the South Alamo Lot behind Magik Theatre. Find more information about driving directions, parking, and other modes of transportation.
The Central Games Plaza, where we’ll be holding our School Discovery Day event, is surrounded by kid-friendly features like the playground, swings, splash pad, and sand play area. Nearby businesses include CommonWealth Coffee House, Dough Pizzeria, and Paletería San Antonio.
Get updates and reminders about School Discovery Day at Hemisfair by clicking “going” to our Facebook event or registering on Eventbrite. See you there!
Read More About Discovering Schools
- School Discovery Day at Comanche Park on February 5, 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