ATLAS Academy Application Window
      January 1-31, 2024


      What is the ATLAS Academy?

      The ATLAS Academy is a school-within-a-school located on the Tennyson Middle School campus that serves students identified as gifted and talented in sixth through eighth grades. The ATLAS Academy does not have an attendance zone. Instead, the Academy is open to anyone based on the established criteria and assessments. If you would like additional information about ATLAS or if you are interested in scheduling a tour, please contact:

      Kathleen Knight
      6th Grade + ATLAS Assistant Principal 

      How do I apply?

      Anyone may nominate a student to receive gifted and talented services. All students nominated will be assessed and evaluated by Waco ISD personnel with expertise in gifted and talented education. Assessment and evaluation of nominated students includes data from multiple sources, both objective and subjective. Program admission is determined by district personnel who understand characteristics of gifted and talented learners. If you would like to nominate a student to be assessed, please contact your school's counselor for more information.


      The deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 school year is Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024 at 5 p.m