The Innovation School Project is an initiative fueled by the Travis Heights Elementary School community to determine how our students might learn and how our educators might teach within the context of our neighborhood resources, values and character. It is the first grass roots, community-led, in-district charter program in the Austin Independent School District.

Unanimous AISD Board Vote to Approve ISP!

AISD Board of Education unanimous vote for Travis Heights Elementary School’s Innovation School Project. Dec. 17, 2012

On December 17, 2012, Travis Heights Elementary parents, teachers and staff gathered with members of Austin Interfaith and Education Austin to attend the AISD School Board vote on whether or not to approve ISP. Some rode on a school bus to the meeting and others made their way independently. Their were so many attendees that night that many of our supporters had to wait outside for almost two hours.

After listening to a number of community voices, the board unanimously voted to approve Travis Heights Elementary’s petition! Cheers erupted from the audience. It was an exciting moment. All our hard work paid off! Congratulations Thunderbirds! We are entering an exciting time!

Fox News Coverage

City could soon have 1st campus-based in-district charter school
Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Updated: Dec 10, 2012 9:53 AM CST
By Alex Villarreal

The faces that make up Travis Heights Elementary School, are as diverse as the colors decorating the cafeteria.

“They’re making friends from kids from all walks of life and that was really important to me and my husband,” said Kim-Marie Hernandez O’Driscoll has two daughters enrolled in the public school’s dual language program.

“Public education was a very conscious decision, my husband and I both grew up in private and parochial schools,” O’Driscoll said.

This campus is headed for a landmark change. Continue…