Frequently Asked Questions
Will the middle school offer advanced classes?
Pre-AP classes will be offered for 7/8th students who meet the required campus criteria. High school credit will be available for students taking Spanish and Algebra I.
What curriculum and instructional strategies will be used at the elementary school?
Students will be immersed in a 21st century curriculum to create critical thinkers that are prepared to excel at the post-secondary educational level. Teachers will utilize the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills to create standards based lessons and use data to meet learner needs. Students will receive instruction using the Guided Math, Balanced Literacy and Writer’s Workshop frameworks. Teachers will use standards-based workshops and small group instruction to challenge students to master the Texas standards. Science and social studies will be an integral part the school day.
How many students will be enrolled in the new combo school?
The schools are being built with a capacity of 800 PK-5 and 1,000 middle school students
What athletic programs will be offered at the middle school?
All middle school athletic programs will be offered to seventh and eighth graders.
What will be the student to teacher ratio at the school?
Currently, the schools will be staffed at a student-teacher ratio of 22:1 for grades PK-4 and 30:1 for grades 5-8. Class loads will not exceed 22 in grades PK-4 and 32 in grade 5 in the elementary school and 32 in the middle school.
Will the new schools require students to wear a uniform?
Yes. Students will be required to wear uniforms including khaki pants and burnt orange, teal or black polo shirts. Students also have the option of wearing khaki pants with a white polo shirt. Additional, specific information will be shared during registration.
Will there be security or monitors at the new schools?
Yes. A district police officer and security personnel will be assigned to the middle school. District police will patrol the elementary school. Monitors will assist with safety as crossing guards near the campus and on school grounds. Both schools will also have safety cameras.
What kinds of technology will be available in the new schools?
Upon completion, each classroom and conference room will have an Interactive White Board and InFocus. In addition to regular classrooms, the campuses will have universal computer labs and a computer center for use in the library.
Will transportation be provided for students attending the new schools?
Yes. Transportation will be available for all students who qualify under policy and regulations. This includes students who live further than two miles from the campus or that may have to cross a major thoroughfare.
Last Modified on July 27, 2018