Location: Dripping Springs
26450 Ranch Road 12
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Students served: Middle and high school students
Current enrollment: Rolling admissions with a maximum of 84 students
Model/philosophy: Envision your journey, embrace your identity, explore your passion. Students collaborate with educators to build a deeply individualized skills-based curriculum that takes into consideration their unique learning styles and areas of interest. Through the development of critical thinking and community-based problem solving, individuals build a foundation of self-motivation and direction to achieve personal success in their pursuits following high school.
Special features: Full-time, liberal arts college environment for junior high and high school; 3-day/week option for homeschoolers; personalized lunch program based on dietary restrictions included with tuition; individualized curriculum is made vital through relating academics to a student's personal talents and passions; 12:1 student:teacher ratio; college admissions test prep; flexible hours; use of technology; deep Socratic inquiry; holistic student evaluations; relationship-centric culture and community
Schedule: 8:45am–3:30 Monday–Friday; late August–late May. Please visit the school's website for details.
Tuition: full-time, $14,500 per year; part-time, $10,820 per year
Contact: Mimi Curry, Director | 512-484-4976 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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