Zach Wilson, African American Studies

Zach Wilson started teaching at the Advanced Learning Academy four years ago as an intern with Trinity University. Today, he is part of the pioneering group of educators in the San Antonio Independent School District teaching African American Studies to 9th through 12th graders. This is the first year that African American Studies is being

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Lessons from Tafolla Toro By Sarah R. Guerrero   This past week I had the honor and privilege of talking to Lorenzo Gomez III. Lorenzo Gomez is a San Antonio native, public speaker, and published author. He is definitely a trailblazer through his advocacy for mental health and sharing your story. Telling Your Story One

My name is Julen Blas Navarrete, a senior at the Advanced Learning Academy. Also known as ALA. I first heard about the Advanced Learning Academy in the fall of 2015. I previously attended Austin academy which is now the pre-k through 3rd grade Euclid campus. I was intrigued by the prospect of attending ALA because

ALA SLAM Open Mic Night

Join us for our first spoken word event of this year! Read a poem; the students would love to hear you share your creative work. Poetry students from the Advanced Learning Academy will be performing their creative work. Thursday, November 19th 7 pm – 9 pm ZOOM Meeting ID: 894 8166 5857 Passcode: POETRY

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By Ryan Sprott, July 28, 2020 Schools around the world are now facing pressing questions, such as: ●    How can we deliver quality instruction while some students work from home and some are at school? ●    How will students collaborate meaningfully when following social distancing protocols? ●    How can we seamlessly shift back and forth

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Advanced Learning Academy Class of 2020     The Advanced Learning Academy, a CAST Network school, graduates 13 seniors. All 13 Seniors of the Advanced Learning Academy Class of 2020 are college bound. The 2nd class to ever graduate from the Advanced Learning Academy includes future dancers, engineers and community leaders. Greta Baez Winner of

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ALA Virtual Prom

May 13, 2020 – Two hours before prom was supposed to start, Carla Garcia was still getting ready. One family member helped with makeup and another was responsible for curling the high school senior’s hair. As the time of the event neared, Carla put on her coral two-piece, floor-length dress with a bejeweled sleeveless top

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