Fall Break Schedule

Fall Break is September 25th-October 9th. Monday, October 12th, is a parent conference day/student holiday. Students will return to school on Tuesday, October 13th.

Want to join Wayside?  

We still have spots for PK-4, 1st, and 2nd grade at Altamira Academy. Apply today by clicking here, or stop by our school at 220 Foremost Drive. Space for other grades is limited. Call (512) 220-9184 for more information.

Applications for the 2016-2017 Lottery are open! Click Enroll Now.

If you are a current student, or a sibling of a current student, there is no need to apply.
Previous applications do NOT roll up! We need a NEW application for next year’s Lottery. Applications will close in March and the results will be announced in April. For any questions call (512) 220-9184.
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Lunch Menus:

You can access all of the lunch menus here: http://preferredmealsmenu.com/. To access your specific school's menus, enter your information into the "Find a School" section and click "Display menus. 
2015-2016 Student/Parent Handbook 
To view our new 2015-2016 handbook, click here.

Wayside Schools is a growing premier public tuition-free college preparatory charter school district serving grades PreK-12th at three schools in South/Southeast Austin. Our proven Elementary Academy system and Secondary Preparatory model prepares students who are College Ready, Community Engaged, Global Citizens. 
Wayside Schools offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP Programme.

Austin Area Campuses:
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District Facts 
Year Founded: 1998
School District Type: 
Free Public Charter School District
School District Name: 
Wayside Schools 
South/Southeast Austin Area Campuses: 
Eden Park Academy (Pk-6th)
REAL Learning Academy (Pk-5th) 
Sci-Tech Preparatory (6th-12th) 
Accredited By: 
Texas Education Agency
Texas State Board of Education 
Grades Served: PK-12th 
(12th beginning in 2015-2016)
Total Number of Students: 1400
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:20/22 
Teacher Qualifications:
Highly Qualified (NCLB/ESEA)
SBEC Certified  
TEA District Academic Rating:
2013-2014- Met Standard*
2013-2014 - Met Standard*
2012-2013 - Met Standard* 
2011-2012 - Exemplary
2010-2011 - Exemplary
2009-2010 - Exemplary
2008-2009 - Exemplary 
*The TEA rating system changed. Met Standard is the highest ranking a school can receive. For full detail on our academic ranking click here.