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Q. What is a charter school?
Find out about charter schools on the Texas Education Agency website.
 
Q. What is the philosophy at Highland Park GT?
Highland Park GT is committed to the goal of excellence in education for all children. To achieve our goal, we will meet the needs of our students through the development of a strong academic program consisting of basic skills in reading, writing, and math with the opportunity for challenge beyond the basics. Highland Park GT will concurrently foster the positive character traits of self-esteem and self-discipline which will promote pride and responsibility in the students for their community and their country.
 
Q. Are there uniforms?
Uniforms are mandatory for all students at Highland Park GT. The dress code is as follows: regular khaki bottoms and  solid red or gold polo shirts with collars. Red or gold color spirit shirts are acceptable on all school days.  For sixth, seventh and eighth graders black bottoms are also acceptable.
 
Q. Is Jubilee free admission?
Yes
 
Q. What are school hours?
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Pre kinder)
8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (Kindergarten through Eighth Grade)

Q. What are the extra-curricular activities?
Highland Park GT has several extra-curricular activities including student council and choir. We also offer cheerleading, volleyball, basketball (girls and boys), flag football and soccer.
 
Q. Where is Highland Park located?
901 E. Drexel Avenue, Building #3, San Antonio Texas, 78210 
 
Q. Are the teachers certified?
Yes.
 
Q. What grade levels are at Highland Park GT?
Pre-K through 8th.
 
Q. What is the student to teacher ratio?
18:1
 
Q. What is the average class size?
The average class size is 18 students.
 
Q. How long has Highland Park GT been open?
We are on our sixth year this 2015-2016 school year.
 

Q. What is considered a healthy snack at Highland Park GT?

  • Individual fruits or fruit cups packed in juice or water
  • Fresh vegetables such as baby carrots
  • Dried or dehydrated fruit such as raisins, apricots, cherries and bananas
    100% fruit juice or 100% vegetable juice (suggest 4-ounce portion size for elementary and middle-school; 8-ounce portion size for high school)
  • Water (non-flavored, non-sweetened, and non-carbonated)
  • Low-fat (1%) and nonfat (skim) milk
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • Whole grain crackers or chips
  • Whole grain cereals
  • 100% whole grain bagels/mini bagels
  • Whole grain granola bars
  • Baked potato chips, crackers and pretzels
  • Animal crackers
  • Graham crackers
  • Low-fat mozzarella cheese sticks and other reduced fat, light or fat-free cheeses
  • Beef jerky
  • Nuts and seeds
 
Portion sizes are not to exceed the minimum serving size of the food served in the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program; for other sales (such as vending machines) the item package or container is not to exceed 200 calories.

1 Adapted from the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge Criteria for the Sale/Service of A la Carte or Vended Items: http://www.teamnutrition.usda.gove/HealthierUS/index.html.

2 Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth Report, April 2007, Intitute of Medicine.