Resources

  • 15 ISDs Kinder Round Up Dates

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    If your child is ready for Kindergarten, keep an eye out for your school district’s Kinder Round Up dates for Fall 2014. Registration dates vary across each school district; however, new student registration is usually held two weeks before school starts. Below is a list of dates shared by our ISD partners.

    Download the 2014 Kinder Round Up Dates

  • 2014 Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

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    Children learn from the moment they are born. The Kindergarten Readiness Checklist is designed to help your child learn the information he/she needs to be successful in school. The brochure provides ideas and tips to help your child communicate, problem solve and work in groups — basic life skills needed in Kindergarten.

    If your organization would like a copy with your logo, contact Jessica Maurer for a copy.

    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist (English)
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist (Spanish)
    What is Head Start? (A list of Head Start Providers)

  • 2014 Summer Programs

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    Prevent summer slide and boredom by incorporating stimulating activities into your child’s daily schedule. Visit your public library for free kids’ activities, read for 20 minutes daily, go to your local park to play or bike ride or register for a summer camp. Check out our growing list of summer programs. Come back often to check for updates!

     

    Free Summer Programs
    Tuition-Based Summer Programs

  • A “New” Opportunity Youth Initiative

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    The P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County is working collectively with various community partners to support the Opportunity Youth Collaborative. The group is focused on re-engaging 16-24 year olds without and with high school credentials in the area and within ISDs that represent 80% of where the drop-outs are occurring. (more…)

  • Accredited Online Colleges & Universities Guide

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    Are you interested in attending an online college or university? The Accredited Online Colleges and Universities is comprehensive guide that provides in-depth information on top-ranked accredited online colleges. Search the database to find a degree program that meets your degree level, category and subject of interest. Users can also find nationally and regionally accredited colleges and learn about the accrediting agencies that fall under these two categories.
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  • ARTS SA San Antonio

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    ARTS SA San Antonio’s mission is to educate, enrich and entertain the people – especially the children – of the greater San Antonio region by producing and presenting the highest quality performing and visual arts with a goal to promote and enhance the cultural and educational environment of San Antonio. This is achieved by bringing together international, national, regional and local artists and arts organizations in a manner that represents the values of excellence, diversity, accessibility and fiscal responsibility. Workshops and activities offered through the ARts TEach program support TEKS standards and provide hands-on experiences for children in grades K-9.
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  • Asset Mapping Dashboards

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    P16Plus is excited to share our pilot student program and services mapping results that were attained from our partners in education. The pilot will be phased in beginning with the Secondary results from all 15 ISDs, 11 public and private colleges and universities and non-profit organizations that service the needs of students in this age category. Additional dashboards will be released this summer.
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  • Attendance Initiative – “SA Kids Attend To Win”

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    The P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, an SA2020 Lead Partner in Education, and various city leaders and partners from our school districts and nonprofits celebrated the first-ever national Attendance Awareness Month on September 13, 2013. Councilman Rey Saldana read the City Council’s Proclamation naming the month of September as Attendance Awareness Month.  P16Plus officially launched its attendance collaborative called “SA Kids Attend To Win.”  P16Plus will communicate the importance of attendance in Pre-K through 12th grade and work with schools and non-profit organizations to focus on chronic non-attending students (those missing 10% or more of expected school days – excused or unexcused).

    Attendance Awareness Campaign Awareness Fact Sheet
    Improving Attendance | Tips for Parents
    Chronic Absenteeism Fact Sheet

    See Press Event Coverage (Click HERE).

    Download an “SA Kids Attend to Win” Poster for your classroom. Select a poster size below and download the file to your computer. (For printer-ready PDF files, please email Jessica Maurer

    SA Kids Attend to Win Poster (18″ x 24″)
    SA Kids Attend to Win Poster (24″ x 36″)
    SA Kids Attend to Win Poster (22″ x 36″)
    SA Kids Attend to Win Poster (11″ x 17″)
    SA Kids Attend to Win Poster (16″ x 24″)

  • Bexar County Government

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    Misson: Build a better community through quality services.
    Vison: Bexar County will be a results-oriented organization characterized by accountable, professional and innovative leadership focused on excellent service.
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    Bexar County’s population of 1,714,773 million has increased 23.1% since the previous census of 2000, a greater increase than the State of Texas average of 20.6%.
    Bexar County Census Website

  • cafécollege

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    At cafecollege the San Antonio Education Partnership College Access and Success advisors provide assistance with following key Services:
    • College Admission Assistance
    • Financial Aid Guidance
    • Career Exploration
    • College Applications
    • Advising
    • SAT&ACT Preparation
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  • Child Outcomes Step by Step (Video)

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    The Early Child Outcomes Center offers many resources for educators, caregivers and parents of young children. Especially helpful to those interested in early learning is the powerful video, “Child Outcomes Step by Step.” The concise video offers three outcomes necessary for successful early child development. The video is available for viewing online or can be downloaded for training or sharing with other caregivers.
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  • City of San Antonio

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    The City of San Antonio is the 2nd largest city in Texas and 7th largest city in the United States, encompasses approximately 467 square miles geographically within Bexar County and currently has 1.3 Million residents.

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    San Antonio Business Index
    San Antonio City Government Index
    San Antonio Recreations Index
    San Antonio Residents’ Services Index

    The Department of Human Services (formerly known as Community Initiatives) is a City department that  over sees an array of programs and services for youth, working families, adults and seniors. You can find information about Head Start, services for seniors, help paying utility bills and more.
    Visit the Human Services Website

  • City of San Antonio San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

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    The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is the public health agency charged by State law, City code, and County resolution with the responsibility for providing public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County.

    Although Metro Health is a City/County organization, administrative control is under the City of San Antonio and Metro Health is operated as a City department.
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    Sample Health Profile Chart

  • College Board

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    We promote excellence and equity in education through programs for K–12 and higher education institutions, and by providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships. We also serve the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, schools and colleges.
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  • College for All Texans

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    Everything you need to select the Texas university, college, junior college or technical school that’s best for you. And you’ll find tools here that will help you plan everything in detail.
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  • Community Information Now

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    Community Information Now (CI:Now) [formerly known as Alamo Area Community Information System (AACIS)] is a partnership of over 25 public, private, governmental, educational and healthcare organizations working together since 1998.
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  • Education Service Center, Region 20

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    ESC Region 20 exists to serve the educational community.
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  • Edutopia

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    The George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by using digital media to document, disseminate, and advocate for innovative, replicable strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.
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  • First Generation Student

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    FirstGenerationStudent.com is devoted to helping first-generation college students navigate the college application process, from beginning to end and beyond. Find checklists to keep high school students on track, tools for searching for colleges and links to resources for financial aid and succeeding in college.
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  • Generation Texas San Antonio (GenTX SA)

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    Generation TX San Antonio is committed to making San Antonio a college-going and career-ready community in a single generation.
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  • HB5 Pathway Resources

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    Teachers, Counselors, and parents are free to access resources that include career pathways with salaries, generic announcements for classroom and hallway posting, as well as a map that demonstrates HB5 the pathway for students from start to finish. Feel free download: (more…)

  • Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)

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    The Intercultural Development Research Association is an independent, private non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening public schools to work for all children.
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  • KIPP Academy

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    The mission of KIPP San Antonio is to enable educationally underserved students to develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to succeed in top quality schools and colleges and to command their future.
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  • McNay Art Museum

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    The McNay Art Museum gives families access to programs and services to explore and enjoy the arts during Family Art Play on the last Sunday of every month. Families can enjoy themed art activities or performances and free admission. The museum’s Education Department supports teachers with lesson plans, workshops, a summer teacher institute, special events and continuing education credits.
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  • MOSAIC Afterschool Program

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    The Blue Star Contemporary Art Center offers MOSAIC (Mosaic Of Student Artists In Community),  a free after-school program for high school youth. The MOSAIC studio experience exposes students to drawing, painting and other fundamental visual art techniques. Providing art enrichment and mentoring to youth, MOSAIC strives to inspire creativity in all areas of the San Antonio community, especially where art education has been discontinued.
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  • My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

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    What’s this you see? It’s the number of men and boys of color in our San Antonio schools. Why? For the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge initiated by President Obama to recognize and address the issues facing men and boys of color. (more…)

  • National Education Association

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    Our mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
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  • Planning and Development Services Department

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    Geographic Information Systems Division – Demographic Documents

    Demographics, the “statistical study of human populations, “provides comprehensive information to help better understand current customers and prospects. Staff utilizes demographics effectively for more precise site selection, marketing, advertising, development, forecasting and more.
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    Sample Health Profile Chart

  • Prekindergarten Prepares

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    Prekindergarten Prepares is a new website from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that offers resources for parents and educators. The parent site includes: benefits, eligibility, a healthy child and find a school.  The educator site includes: a toolkit to provide outreach materials for schools and communities, best practices, advice, and the prekindergarten guidelines.

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  • Raise Your Hand Texas

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    Raise Your Hand Texas (RYHT) is a grassroots non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization made up of business and community leaders, taxpayers and concerned citizens, all with a single focus: increasing student achievement in Texas.
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  • SA2020

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    SA2020 is a community-wide effort to chart San Antonio’s course for the next decade.
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  • San Antonio Area Foundation

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    Area Foundation’s mission is to help donors achieve their charitable goals for the greater benefit of the community.  Today, the San Antonio Area Foundation is one of the top community foundations in Texas.
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  • San Antonio Head Start

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    Head Start of San Antonio/Bexar County is a federally funded program, managed by the City of San Antonio, Department of Community Initiatives. Head Start provides early learning opportunities for eligible children. This educational program offers the following comprehensive services to ensure that all children in the San Antonio/Bexar County community have equal opportunities for future success in school and life:
    • Education and Early Childhood
    • Mental Health and Disability
    • Medical and Oral Health
    • Family and Community Support Services
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  • Southwest School of Art

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    The Southwest School of Art is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, offering classes and workshops taught by outstanding artists in state-of-the-art facilities.The school also organizes contemporary art exhibitions, lectures and concerts, as well as houses a history-based Visitors Center Museum , a Gallery Shop and a lunch café. Tuition-based classes are available for all skill levels in photography, art, ceramics, digital design, drawing, printmaking and more. Saturday Morning Discovery is a free introductory art experience offered for children on Saturday mornings during the school year. Registration is required for all the classes and programs.
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  • Texas Early Learning Council

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    The Texas Early Learning Council is made up of 18 council members who aim to improve school readiness by targeting four priority areas: parental outreach and communication; early childhood workforce and professional development; collaborations and standards; and data systems and quality ratings, and improvement systems. The council released the new Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines for Texas. The guidelines are evidence-based and linked to best practices. Download the new guidelines.

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  • Texas P16

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    The primary goals of a P-16 system are as follows:
    • Expand access to early learning for children ages 3 to 5 and improve their readiness for kindergarten
    • Smooth student transitions from one level of learning to the next
    • Close the achievement gap between white and minority students
    • Upgrade teacher education and professional development
    • Strengthen relationships between families and schools
    • Create a wider range of learning experiences and opportunities for students in the final two years of high school
    • Improve college readiness and college success.
    Other activities including raising scholarships, creating promotional campaigns, and providing incentives or recognition awards for high academic performance.
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  • The Magik Theatre

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    The Magik Theatre was created as a voice for young people and families throughout the region. It began in 1994 as an offshoot of The Commerce Street Stage, a professional theatre for both adults and youth. The mission of The Magik Theatre is: 1) To provide extraordinary and affordable professional theatre and educational experiences for children and adults. 2) To educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of children and adults of all ages, races, economic backgrounds. 3) To offer quality, affordable live theatrical presentations for the entire community. 4) And to develop a child’s love and understanding of theatre and literature. Community outreach services include a summer camp, a tuition-based academy, Cindy Krier Juvenile Detention center, Shakespeare In The Park and workshops.

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  • The Texas Education Agency

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    The mission of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.
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    Sample charts:
    Total Enrollment
    Who Qualify as Economically Disadvantaged
    Enrollment by Ethnicity

  • The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. Since being created by the Texas Legislature in 1965, the Board has worked to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students.
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  • The United States Census

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    The United States Department of Education
    Our Mission – To serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.
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    Sample charts:
    Bexar Ethnicity
    Change Age Groups
    Ethnicity Chart
    Bexar Age Group
    Hispanic
    Tx Pop Increase
    Bexar Pop Increase

  • The United States Department of Education

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    The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. It engages in four major types of activities:
    • Establishes policies related to federal education funding, administers distribution of funds and monitors their use.
    • Collects data and oversees research on America’s schools.
    • Identifies major issues in education and focuses national attention on them.
    • Enforces federal laws prohibiting discrimination in programs that receive federal funds.
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  • Upward Program at St. Mary’s University

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    The Upward Bound program at St. Mary’s University is a college preparatory program for high school students who possess strong academic potential. The program provides (1) academic skill development, (2) counseling and guidance with respect to educational and career opportunities, (3) tutorial services and (4) a comprehensive enrichment program including fieldtrips which stimulate the intellectual, social and cultural development of students. For more information, email Dr. Jacqueline Dansby at jdansby@stmarytx.edu or call 210/436-3206.

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  • Voices For Children

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    Voices’ broad areas of focus include: Abuse & Neglect, Basic Needs, Early Care & Education, Health Care.
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  • Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA)

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    YOSA, the premier orchestral experience for youth citywide, enhances education, enriches the community, and transforms lives by pursuing excellence in classical music in a stimulating, nurturing, and fun environment that is equally accessible to all youth. Programs include five orchestras, a two-week YOSA Summer Symphony Camp, partnerships with schools across Bexar County, and YOSA MÁS (Music After School), an after-school program that provides free daily orchestra instruction and weekly private lessons on the west side.
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