Alamo Collegiate Network Update

August 2021

Graduate Success!

Despite the many challenges of the 2020-2021 school year, the ACN high schools worked diligently with their college partners, SAC and SPC, to meet student needs and get their seniors across the finish line. Together, the ACN high schools graduated 205 seniors. 139 seniors graduated with an AA, AAS, and/or Level I or II certificates. The 2021 seniors also accomplished an impressive scholarship haul earning over $13.9 million to support their continuing education.

Short Summer = Student Opportunities & Engagement

Following graduation in mid June, the ACN campuses immediately began planning for the return of their students for a two week Jump Start program held July 19th - July 30th. This Jump Start served as the first of many planned, on-going interventions designed to address learning loss from educational interruptions as a result of the pandemic. Campuses welcomed between 25% - 50% of their students back each day of the two week period for targeted interventions. This intercession period created opportunities for Fox Tech, St. Philip's, and Travis high school students to engage in team building, explore college campuses, prep for TSIA 2 and AP exams, and much more. For many students, this was their first experience on a campus in 17 months and the ACN high schools took advantage of the time with students to reconnect, engage, and prepare them for the 2021-2022 school year!

Alamo Collegiate Network Development Day

For the first time since beginning the partnership, staff from the ACN high schools came together for a Network Development Day. On Wednesday, August 4, approximately 100 educators, administrators, and campus staff collaborated for team building and focused work around Network targets. Attendees were welcomed by Dr. Yvonne Katz from the ACN and ACD Board of Trustees and John Norman, SAISD Senior Executive Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships. Participants had the opportunity to work with peers in similar roles at other campuses to consider strategies to leverage the Network to support them as educators and to create even better student outcomes. Teams were encouraged to think boldly and imagine opportunities for their students! This work will serve as a foundation for continued collaborative work with teams across the three high schools and their partner colleges during the 2021-2022 school year.

First Day of School for High School Students

The Alamo Collegiate Network high schools opened their doors to 100% of their students on Monday, August 9, 2021. After providing educational support to students in the remote setting and limited face to face instruction during the Spring of 2021, campuses are now operating at full capacity again while implementing the SAISD Covid-19 safety protocols. It was a great start to the 2021-2022 school year!

Next Alamo Collegiate Network Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 28th, 4pm

To Be Determined