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2020-2021 ATLAS Academy application now open

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The 2020-2021 ATLAS Academy application window is now open through Feb. 28, 2020.

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.

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. 

To apply, please visit The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 school year is Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at 5 p.m.

More information:

If you would like additional information about ATLAS, prefer a paper application, or if you are interested in scheduling a tour, please contact:

Kathleen Knight
Dean of the ATLAS Academy

If you would like to nominate a student to be assessed, please contact:

Ashley Duncan
Director of Advanced Academics