Core classes are taught by certified teachers and specialists. Core classes generally have about 9 students.
Students receive comprehensive language arts,/reading, math, science, social studies instruction based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The instruction is generally traditional but tailored to our student's learning needs. Specialized instruction for dyslexia, dysgraphia, and learning issues is provided, if needed. In addition, approximately one-third of our students are gifted/talented and participate in the Quest G/T program.
Specials and Electives
The most common specials include art, PE, coding, and social skills. In addition, our upper elementary and middle school students have student-led clubs during the school day, such as robotics, chess club, drawing club, and acting club.
Dyslexia & Dysgraphia
Students receive Orton-Gillingham based dyslexia intervention, if needed. Our specialists are trained in Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars and LiPS programs, Wilson Reading, Take Flight, Neuhaus Basic Language Skills, and other programs. Dyslexia and dysgraphia services are provided, if needed.
Gifted/Talented Education (Quest/Pace)
Students who are gifted & talented receive specialized instruction with their gifted & talented peers. Instruction includes project-based learning, individual projects, and advancement in one or more subjects. We also have many students who are twice exceptional (2e), who are gifted/talented and have dyslexia, dysgraphia, or anxiety.
Homework is kept to a minimum. We instruct the students at school, but we will offer homework upon request.
Our students do not need to take the STAAR test because we are a private school.
Students are graded on their mastery of skills, and report cards will show which skills have been mastered. We keep detailed assessments to determine which skills have been mastered and which skills need improvement. Students receive letter grades in high school level course, such as Algebra I. We meet with parents regularly to review progress and goals.
We have options for you to enroll separately in speech therapy, occupational therapy, and possibly other therapies onsite through outside providers.
Bridges Academy Austin is a accredited by Cognia (NCA CASI, NWAC and SACS CASI).