Welcome to our Applicant Resources Portal!
We're glad you're interested in Lake Travis STEM Academy!
In an effort to give you a better feel for our school and philosophy, we have compiled a collection of reference documents, articles and useful links related to some of the topics we cover in our tours. We hope you will find these resources useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.
(downloadable, read-only PDFs): these documents are for you to download and keep.
Additional Information/Useful Links
LTSA Facebook Page - stay in touch and hear about all the latest fun stuff we're doing at LTSA!
Pay a virtual visit to the Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative – known as XSci –at the University of Colorado, Boulder. LTSA is a proud member of the XSci research collaborative. XSci helps train our educators in experiential learning and was instrumental in launching our school.
“Race to Nowhere" is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. http://www.racetonowhere.com/about-film and the sequel "Beyond Measure" http://www.beyondmeasurefilm.com/home/about-us/
Learning changes us, sometimes deeply. When it transforms who we are and who we want to become, we call it "inspiration." With personal stories and scientific research, Dr. Brad McLain provocatively explores the elusive psychology of inspiration and its implications for education and the journey of life itself through the lens of experiential learning theory and the power of narrative to effect deeply rooted changes in our sense of identity — nothing less than the keys to change our lives and ourselves. Check out Dr. Brad McLain’s Ted Talk “Inspire Me”
"Mindset" is a highly recommended read; it's about a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.
After School Programs and Enrichment Programs
LTSA offers an array of exciting enrichment programs (also known as Electives to LTSA students) - check them out here!
We provide Early Morning Care at an extra charge at LTSA; here is the program that we use for after school care - they come and pick up at our school: http://northaustinmaf.com/after-school-program/