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What happens at our Arts Integration Academy?

Arts integration is an approach to learning in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through art. Together with our campus Dual Language program, which provides students the opportunity to engage multi-language curriculum, students experience the creative process in a way that meets their own unique cultural, social, emotional and intellectual needs.

Campus Transfer Information – WBE AIA Accepting 2017-2018 Student Transfer Applications

Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy is a RRISD public school of choice. We welcome RRISD student transfer requests to our campus for innovative programming such as arts integration and dual language.

Reminder: Student transfer applications are required annually.  A new student transfer application for 2017-2018 must be submitted for all students currently attending WBE AIA as transfer students.

Student transfers to elementary schools listed as “open” will be approved on a space available basis and if expectations for student behavior, attendance and academies have been met. Should a grade level or program be near capacity, the student transfer may be denied. A “closed” elementary school may still accept transfers of employee’s children if it does not cause the grade level or program to meet capacity. Student transfers to any campus will only be approved if the additional student would not result in additional staffing or facility needs at the receiving campus.

Student transfer applications must be submitted by the parent or guardian and reviewed by RRISD annually. Approvals for continuation are not guaranteed year to year. Please take this into consideration when applying for a student transfer.

Important Transfer Dates and Timelines for 2017-2018
Current RRISD Students
February 28 – April 3 2017

CURRENT RRISD students may submit online transfer application
Decisions will be communicated by May 19, 2017
Transfer requests received after April 3 will not receive a decision until June 6
Transfer request applications

Dual Language incoming Kindergarten and First Grade Parent Information Night- May 4, 2017 5:30-6:30PM

This informational meeting is set up for parents interested in their student entering the Dual Language program (kindergarten or 1st grade) at Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy.

 

Dual Language Programs are those where students are taught literacy and content in two languages. The RRISD Dual Language Program goals are the same for both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers.

In the dual language program, the focus is to transfer language skills to develop bi-literacy and not to transition into one language instruction. In this way, all students become bi-literate, bi-cultural and bilingual.

At Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy we follow the 90/10 immersion program:

All students are instructed in Spanish in the primary grades and transition into Spanish and English in the later grades. Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten receive 90% of their daily instruction in Spanish and 10% in English. Each year, students will receive more instruction in English as the percentage of Spanish instruction time begins to decrease. By 4th and 5th grade students will receive 50% of their daily instruction in both English and Spanish.

Outdoor Science Lab and Garden curriculum

 

Outdoor Learning Lab and Garden

This program would not exist without the support of all of you!!! This year you can fill out the volunteer form and return it to the office or email.

The form can be found at this link: Garden Volunteer Application

If you would like to work with our students, don’t forget to fill out the district volunteer registration online form.

UPCOMING SPIRIT DAYS:

 

May 26th – Twin day

 

PRÓXIMOS DÍAS:

 

 

26 de mayo – día gemelo

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Wells Branch Elementary School
14650 Merriltown Road
Austin, Texas, 78728
Belinda Cini, Principal
Marco Pedraza, Asst. Principal

Phone Numbers

Main: 512-428-3400
Fax: 512-428-3490
Nurse: 512-428-3408
Attendance: 512-428-3402

Hours of Operation

Students: 7:40 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Office: 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.