FACILITY TOURS

Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 9:00 AM

Tour A:

Fox Tech/CAST Tech/ALA / Northside ISD Construction Career Academy / Sonia Sotomayor HS

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tours are first come, first served and are limited to 52 people each.

You will not be allowed to drive to the school on your own, only those on the provided transportation will be allowed on campus.

AGENDA
9:00 AM – Depart Hotel
9:15 AM – Arrive at Fox Tech
10:30 AM – Depart Fox Tech
10:45 AM – Arrive at Northside
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Depart Lunch
2:00 PM – Arrive at Sonia Sotomayor
3:30 PM – Depart Sonia Sotomayor
4:00 PM – Arrive at Hotel

Tour B:

Zoo School / Central Catholic Athletics / Witte Museum

9:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Tours are first come, first served and are limited to 52 people each.

You will not be allowed to drive to the school on your own, only those on the provided transportation will be allowed on campus.

AGENDA
9:00 AM – Depart Hotel
9:15 AM – Arrive at Zoo School
10:30 AM – Depart Zoo School
10:45 AM – Arrive at Central Catholic
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Depart Central Catholic
2:00 PM – Arrive at Witte Museum
4:00 PM – Depart Witte Museum
4:15 PM – Arrive at Hotel

Tour C:

Science & Engineering Building / Northside ISD Sports Gym / Madison Agriculture

9:00 AM – 5:15 PM

Tours are first come, first served and are limited to 52 people each.

You will not be allowed to drive to the school on your own, only those on the provided transportation will be allowed on campus.

AGENDA
9:00 AM – Depart Hotel
9:30 AM – Arrive at UTSA
11:30 AM – Depart UTSA
11:30 AM – Lunch
1:15 PM – Arrive at Northside Sports
3:00 PM – Depart Northside Sports
3:30 PM – Arrive at Madison
4:45 PM – Depart Madison
5:15 PM – Arrive at Hotel

Tour D:

Peiper High School / Institute for Cybersecurity & Innovation / Sunshine Cottage

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tours are first come, first served and are limited to 52 people each.

You will not be allowed to drive to the school on your own, only those on the provided transportation will be allowed on campus.

AGENDA
9:00 AM – Depart Hotel
9:30 AM – Arrive at Peiper
11:30 AM – Depart Peiper
11:30 AM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Arrive at Cybersecurity
2:45 PM – Depart Cybersecurity
3:00 PM – Arrive at Sunschine Cottage
4:15 PM – Depart Sunshine Cottage
4:30 PM – Arrive at Hotel

Tour E:

Bexar County Natatorium / SWISD Legacy HS/Reznik MS / Classroom Hall

9:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Tours are first come, first served and are limited to 52 people each.

You will not be allowed to drive to the school on your own, only those on the provided transportation will be allowed on campus.

AGENDA
9:00 AM – Depart Hotel
9:30 AM – Arrive at Natatorium
11:30 AM – Depart Natatorium
11:45 AM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Arrive at Legacy/Reznik
2:45 PM – Depart Legacy/Reznik
3:00 PM – Arrive at TAMU
4:15 PM – Depart TAMU
4:45 PM – Arrive at Hotel

Tour F:

Hemisphere Park / Yanaguana Gardens /
GW Breckenridge HS / La Villita/King William

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This tour does not have a capacity.

AGENDA
9:00 AM – Depart Hotel
9:45 AM – Arrive at Hemisphere (Walking)
10:30 AM – Depart Hemisphere
10:45 AM – Arrive at Yanaguana (Walking)
11:45 AM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Arrive at Breckenridge HS
3:00 PM – Depart Breckenridge
3:00-5:00 PM – Walking Tour of King William (Optional)

Tour G:

Anna Frank Inspire Academy / Alamo Heights 

9:00 AM – 5:15 PM

Tours are first come, first served and are limited to 52 people each.

You will not be allowed to drive to the school on your own, only those on the provided transportation will be allowed on campus.

AGENDA
9:00 AM – Depart Hotel
9:30 AM – Arrive at Anna Frank
11:00 AM – Depart Ann Frank
12:00 PM – Lunch at Alamo Heights
1:15 PM – Tour Alamo Heights
4:00 PM – Deep Dive Conversation
5:15 PM – Arrive at Hotel  

Anne Frank Inspire Academy (AFIA)

Anne Frank Inspire Academy

Anne Frank Inspire Academy (AFIA) is an internationally recognized school whose facilities design matches their three-pronged educational approach:

Belong: The heart of AFIA’s work is rooted in the knowledge that children learn best when they are actively engaged with big ideas, rich materials, and a supportive social community. Having a school where children feel like they genuinely belong empowers them to learn and thrive.

Find Joy: AFIA’s daily goal is to bring joy to learning by inspiring children to be curious about the world. AFIA’s learning space is a place where a child’s innate curiosity is nurtured and guided by masterful educators teaching how to think—not what to think.

Be Great: AFIA believes that all children should have access to an exceptional education regardless of social class or income. Each child will increase their capacity for greatness by building social, emotional, and cognitive skills essential for success in school and life.

The school tour will be led by students and will conclude with a Q&A session with Head of School Justin Johnston and Prakash Nair, the visionary architect behind AFIA’s unique student-centered design concept.  

lamo Heights Junior School – STEM Building

Alamo Heights Junior School – STEM Building

The flourishing science program at Alamo Heights Junior School had outgrown its existing space when the school district decided to create a new 24,700-square-foot STEM building. The design process included extensive engagement with the high school and junior school science team, in addition to administrators. The design for the eight new classrooms and two new labs allows students to use an outdoor courtyard as well as a large collaboration space on the building s second floor to conduct experiments. Operable partitions open rooms for multiple grade levels to work together. Large, flexible spaces handle the growing number of students intrigued by the hands-on possibilities of science, technology, engineering, and math. The new facility also includes double-decker spaces for drop experiments that demonstrate the laws of gravity as well as wall panels that measure distances along the hallway. Almost every space has a writable, collaborative surface, and magnetic whiteboards line the hallways. The building s concrete floors and steel structure were left exposed to help students grasp the steps involved in putting a building together. Brick cladding was used for the foundational science learning spaces for sixth- and seventh graders, connecting to the masonry architecture elsewhere on campus. Metal and fiber cement panels are used on the exterior of the two STEM labs innovative spaces, providing an updated look. The design preserved mature oak trees, which provide shaded areas for the new building. The building s east-west orientation and horizontal louvers shade south-facing windows, helping to cut energy costs in the Texas heat.

Alamo Heights High School – Commons (Renamed “The Oaks”)

Alamo Heights High School – Commons (Renamed “The Oaks”)


Known to the campus as The Oaks Building, this glass-walled student dining commons overlooks the campus' largest outdoor green space. With its large media screen, scatter serving lines, coffee/smoothie bar (dubbed The Mule Stall), food science lab and an art gallery showcasing student work, students have been opting to stay on campus for lunch and communing together in the new space.

Alamo Heights High School – Commons (Renamed “The Oaks”)

Anne Frank Inspire Academy (AFIA)

Alamo Heights High School – Athletics Complex 

Landlocked in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo Heights Athletic Complex includes the renovation of an existing gym, the addition of a new competition gym, a new dance/cheer gym, robust JROTC program, a new stadium with synthetic track and field, press box, home grandstands to seat over 4,000 spectators, and a secondary field. The project re-envisioned the high school placing significant new and renovated facilities within an existing campus fabric. The athletic complex is the finishing touch on a long list of projects designed by LPA for the District's 2017 Bond Program.

Venue

Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX

Dates
October 5-9, 2022

Contact

Email: carla@a4le.org
+1 480.391.0840