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    ATLAS Academy Application Window


    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
    Dean of the ATLAS Academy

    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:

    Celeste Sodergren
    Director of Advanced Academics


     Check back December 2022 for more details on the 2023-2024 school year application.