East Austin College Prep Academy Now Accepting Applications for 2010 School Year!

January 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

Deadline for submission is April 1, 2010

NOTE: The deadline for submitting an application for the 2010 school year was April 1, 2010. We have received more applications than we have positions available and have started a waiting list. New applications will be accepted but added to that waiting list.

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You may pick up an application at 6002 Jain Lane, Austin, TX 78721 OR

download and print or email the form using the links below:

2010 Admissions Application (English)

2010 Solicitud Para Estudiantes Nuevos (Español)

Located at: 6002 Jain Lane, Austin, Texas 78721


Dr. Nellie Cantú, Superintendent/Principal
East Austin College Prep Academy
6002 Jain Lane, Austin, Texas 78721

About the East Austin College Prep Academy

Southwest Key Programs is proud to present the East Austin College Prep Academy, an innovative, tuition-free charter middle school open to all students living in East Austin. The Academy accepted its first class of 90 sixth graders in 2009, and will open its seventh and eighth grade campuses in 2010 and 2011. The new school is located at Southwest Key’s East Austin Community Development Center, a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility constructed in 2008. This Academy is the realization of a long standing dream to have a community middle school located right in the heart of the Johnston Terrace neighborhood.

At the East Austin College Prep Academy, students will be empowered to set their expectations high and will leave prepared to succeed in high school and go on to college. The Academy’s curriculum is based on the highly successful YES College Prep model in Houston, which was just ranked #52 among the top 100 schools in America, according to US News and World Report. The school provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with a strong foundation in math and science, while offering a balanced program that also nurtures the arts and community service.

Southwest Key Programs is the 4th largest Hispanic nonprofit in the country, nationally accredited and recognized for its culturally-competent educational programming. Founded in 1987 with a diverse workforce of over 1,100 employees, Southwest Key operates 55 programs in 6 states, including four highly successful alternative schools in Texas.

east austin college prep academyAddressing the needs of Texas’ diverse student population is a top priority for Southwest Key Programs. According to the U.S. Census, the number of Latino students in U.S. public schools almost doubled between 1990 and 2006, with Texas as one of four states where the Latino public school student population is more than 40 percent of all students. By using Southwest Key as a culturally relevant resource, the East Austin College Prep Academy is in a position to help the area’s high school students raise their test scores, receive valuable assistance in preparing students and their families for higher education, and improve employment opportunities.

Curriculum and Programs

Reading/English language Arts * Math * Science * Social Studies * Visual and Performing Arts * Experiential Student Field Lessons * Extracurricular Clubs and Athletics * Service Learning

What Sets Us Apart

  • Extended school day 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Staff on-call until 9:00 pm
  • 3 week summer session
  • Highly qualify instructors
  • College prep curriculum based on award-winning model
  • Small classes with individualized instruction
  • Brand new school with state-of-the-art classrooms
  • On-site AMD Technology Center
  • Free afterschool programs on campus daily
  • Service learning component
  • Model health program for families
  • Parental and community involvement
  • Innovative bilingual program
  • College-bound graduates!

“Even though charter schools make up only 2% of Texas Public Schools, they make up 20% of the best high schools in Texas. We applaud the East Austin College Prep Academy for creating a partnership with residents of East Austin and providing quality choice in education.” Katie H. Howell, Executive Director of the Resource Center for Charter Schools.

Cost to Attend

FREE! The East Austin College Prep Academy does not charge tuition.


6th Grade Campus: Opened August 2009
7th Grade Campus: Opening August 2010, Application Deadline April 1, 2010
8th Grade Campus: Opening August 2011, Application Deadline April 1, 2011


East Austin College Prep Academy is open to any incoming East Austin 6th grader residing in the geographic area east of Interstate 35, south of U.S. Highway 290, west of U.S. Highway 183 and north of State Highway 71. If all available slots are not filled by students living in this primary service area, then any student living in the geographic area served by Austin ISD and Del Valle ISD can apply.


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