The School of Excellence in Education offers students an opportunity for an outstanding education that prepares them for a lifetime of success. This guide will help you learn more about S.E.E. and take steps to enroll your children. The enrollment process is ongoing; families can apply online now to enroll their children for the current school year or the upcoming 2021–2022 school year.
About the School of Excellence in Education
The School of Excellence in Education is a publicly funded charter school district made up of two elementary schools, a junior high, and a high school. For over twenty years, the district has been dedicated to bridging the critical gaps in education by creating a smooth transition for students as they navigate through their academic careers. They offer a leading K–12 education for hundreds of students and families across San Antonio. As S.E.E. prepares for the 2021–22 school year, we are sharing current information about this public charter school so your family can choose to join the interest list or enroll.
The School of Excellence in Education, one of San Antonio’s oldest charter school networks, believes that every child deserves an outstanding education. The schools are joyful, energizing, and rigorous.
Each school’s teachers and administrators are fiercely determined to achieve better outcomes for their students by closing the achievement gap and growing lifelong learners throughout the San Antonio community.
The schools are committed to providing a safe, moral, and disciplined educational environment with small class sizes led by teachers who inspire generations of thinkers and dreamers each year. As students engage with their peers, they develop their passions and are inspired to take action in their communities, bring us inspiration through music and the arts, compete athletically, and so much more. S.E.E. students graduate ready to thrive in college and beyond. Students are taught to innovate, adapt, and build their intellectual expertise through rigorous coursework and extracurricular activities, including:
- TEA-designated STEM courses:Principles of Engineering and Electronics, Principles of Technology, AutoCAD, Business and Accounting, Entrepreneurship and more
- Dual credit and AP courses
- UIL Sports
- TEA-designated STEM high school
- All-day pre-K programs—and the program at Kelley Elementary is bilingual
- After school care
- ESL programs
- After school and Saturday school tutorials
- Fine arts
The School of Excellence in Education is now enrolling students for the 2021–2022 school year. This guide will help you learn more about their elementary, junior high, and high school campuses in San Antonio, and take steps to enroll your child for the next school year.
The School of Excellence in Education in San Antonio
In 2021–2022, the School of Excellence in Education will have four campuses in San Antonio serving students from pre-K to 12th grade. On their 2019 district report card—the most recent available—they earned a B rating.
- Kelley Elementary: 802 Oblate Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216 (map); 210-431-9881; grades PK–6; school report card—rated C (from 2019)
- Milton B. Lee Academy of Science and Engineering: 1826 Basse Rd., San Antonio, TX 78213 (map); 210-431-9881; grades 9–12; school report card—rated B (from 2019)
- Saenz Junior High: 1826 Basse Rd., San Antonio, TX 78213 (map); 210-431-9881; grades 7–8; school report card—rated C (from 2019)
- Walker Elementary: 500 I-35 N., San Antonio, TX 78218 (map); 210-654-4411; grades PK–6; school report card—rated F (from 2019)
Download the free San Antonio Charter Schools app for an interactive map that includes the School of Excellence in Education and more. You can also find campus information about S.E.E. (and many other schools of choice) in our Guide to Charter Schools in San Antonio.
Enroll at the School of Excellence in Education
Families can apply online to enroll their children at the School of Excellence in Education. They can also visit a campus to fill out a paper application. Enrollment is ongoing for the current school year and for the 2021–2022 school year.
We also recommend that you follow S.E.E. on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In addition, please join the San Antonio Charter Moms discussion group on Facebook to post questions and search previous discussions about S.E.E.
Facts About the School of Excellence in Education
From pre-K to 12th grade, the School of Excellence in Education is designed to help every student adapt to the social and academic demands of school in a fun, engaging, and community-focused environment.
In pre-K and elementary grade levels, students will gain critical thinking and baseline academic skill sets, with an emphasis on English language arts and mathematics. As students improve reading comprehension, it opens doors to a deeper understanding of ideas, topics and events around them.
In middle school, students explore complex ideas in all subject areas. By building on previous knowledge and skills, students apply high-level thinking to analyze and question the world around them, as they prepare for high-school, college and careers.
In high school, S.E.E. students are prepared to nurture their academic strengths, interests, and ideas in all subject areas. Students are equipped with a social and academic foundation to succeed in college and careers.
S.E.E. provides transportation for the normal school day to eligible students.
Legacy Traditional Schools has partnered with S.E.E.
Charter Moms Chats
Watch Myeisha Haywood, Interim Superintendent at the School of Excellence in Education, and her colleague Tamela Harris, speak with Inga Cotton on Charter Moms Chats on April 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM Central live on Facebook and YouTube.
Myeisha Haywood joined the School of Excellence as Interim Superintendent supporting management needs and priorities at designated schools. After serving as an EdLaunch Fellow with City Education Partners, Myeisha learned the various components of launching and leading new schools in Texas. Myeisha also served as principal and administrators for grades K–12 in Arkansas. One of Myeisha’s favorite quotes is, “If someone offers you an amazing opportunity, but you are not sure you can do it, say yes, then learn how to do it as you go!” Her success in life is a true example of “Learning by Doing.” Myeisha graduated from Henderson State University with a master’s degree in teaching and educational leadership certification. She has 16 years experience in education, with 11 years in administration. Myeisha has a 19-year-old son who recently graduated from the Navy’s boot camp, but her home is not empty because she has eight-year-old triplets—two girls and a boy! When she is not working, she enjoys watching a good horror movie or the Hallmark channel. A fun fact about Myeisha is that she truly believes she could live off of Starbucks for a week or two.
Read More About S.E.E.
- “Milton B. Lee Academy holds first National Signing Day,” Chase Shannon, FOX San Antonio, April 15, 2021
- “STEM students get hands-on learning at School of Excellence in Education,” Katie Meyers, KSAT, December 12, 2016