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Which Academy is Right for My Student?

Leading Edge Academy

Grades: 6-8

Location: 4600 Blackrock Drive

Website: https://le.natomascharter.org/

Highlights:

  • High academic standards
  • Small class size
  • Family involvement
  • Emphasis on technology
  • After-school sports

Ideal for: Middle school students who would benefit from a smaller learning environment and project-based learning

Performing and Fine Arts Academy

Grades: 6-12

Location: 4600 Blackrock Drive

Website: https://pfaa.natomascharter.org/

Highlights:

  • High academic standards
  • Elective classes in the arts (drama, dance, music, fine arts, stagecraft, computer animation, etc.)
  • Academic program combines critical thinking and whole-person development approach to learning

Ideal for: Middle and High School students with an interest in the arts that want to pursue their creative talents while still maintaining high academic standards

Virtual Learning Academy

Grades: 9-12

Location: 4600 Blackrock Drive

Website: https://vla.natomascharter.org/

Highlights:

  • College-style hybrid academy with high academic standards
  • Curriculum designed by teachers through a combination of online and classroom based instruction
  • Weekly workshops
  • Small, collaborative learning community

Ideal for: High school students who are independent, motivated, and who want a flexible schedule while preparing themselves for college life

Star Academy

Grades: TK-5

Location: 4004 Gloster Way

Website: https://star.natomascharter.org/

Highlights:

  • Moderate class size
  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Core subjects supported through hands-on, inquiry based approach
  • Spanish Instruction for all K-5 students
  • High parent involvement

Ideal for: Motivated elementary school students who would benefit from hands-on, inquiry-based learning

PACT Academy

(Home School)

Grades: K-5

Location: 1172 W. National Drive, Suite #30

Website: https://pact.natomascharter.org/

Highlights:

  • Home-schooling program
  • Handcrafted, individualized education
  • Strong family, school and home partnership
  • Assortment of workshops offered in many areas, such as art, lego robotics, and many more

Ideal for: Elementary and Middle School students who would benefit from a home schooling environment while also attending collaborative classes