Overview

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SCHOOL OVERVIEW

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ACADEMIC PHILOSOPHY

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Our program is built around students discovering the nature of the world and their place in it, and developing their strengths and mastery in areas of personal interest. While each course is distinct, an interdisciplinary approach is inherent in all study, including the ability to earn credits in multiple subjects within the context of a single course. Study progresses towards students creating works that demonstrate understanding and have value to others.

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CURRICULUM

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Humanities: Courses invite interdisciplinary study, centering on content and perennial questions while helping students develop a conceptual understanding of world history leading up to the world they live in now and the future they will inherit. Through readings, discussion, and hands-on learning experiences in Austin, students immerse themselves in exploring how people have engaged these questions throughout history and what their own answers and works of art mean for their lives and our world today.

Science: Courses delve deep into what science can discover about the material world around them, and how science can address problems and challenges facing society. It includes dual-enrollment and duel credit courses, and provide opportunities to earn AP credit.

Mathematics: Instruction supports self-paced “math path” learning. In addition to teacher-directed math learning, students will receive the resources and instruction necessary to master a problem-based approach to understanding. Our problem-based curriculum draws on the curriculum of The Art of Problem Solving, a highly recognized program that provides students with a deeper application of math at specific levels.

Foreign Language: We award students credit for Spanish foreign language following the ACTFL World Readiness standards. We will offer a unique summertime intensive Spanish-immersion program, which can lead students to earn two credits, depending on their demonstrated proficiency at the end of the course. We also accept credit for language courses taken elsewhere, such as at ACC and other accredited online or in person programs.

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INTERNSHIPS

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Waterloo upperclassmen have internship opportunities with a range of businesses and organizations throughout the city, including Dell Medical School, Mount Nebo Austin, Steinman-Leuvano Structures, and the Jourdan Bachman Pioneer Farms. Our goal is to match students with internships that draw out or build on their interests, strengths, and motivations. The range of internships is limited only by the diversity of students at Waterloo. We will develop new internships to match each student, and will equip students to pursue unique opportunities on their own. With Fridays’ schedule flexible for internships, students can work in internships during the school year without disrupting their coursework.

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EXHIBITION NIGHT

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Each trimester, students learning and work will culminate in at least one project that both demonstrates learning and produces something of value, and they will present the value of their work to the community. We will hold an exhibition at the end of each trimester, inviting family, friends and the public to enjoy their work.

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CAPSTONE PROJECT

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During the junior year, students will be given time to create a new project or develop one of their prior projects to demonstrate the full capacity of their academic journey to date. It becomes a way for Waterloo students’ unique strengths and achievements to stand out in their college applications. Capstone projects can range from the traditional analytical thesis defense to demonstrations of understanding and accomplishments in the sciences, music recitals, or visual art installations.

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THE SENIOR YEAR

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By their senior year, students are ready for an increase in autonomy, challenge, and a new experience. Our senior year is designed to accomplish many of the things that a ‘Gap Year’ have come to provide for students—adult skill-building, deeper mentoring and transitioning to responsibility. It will include things like taking seminar college classes and learning to succeed in college lecture-based classes with multiple-choice exams, wrestling with wider cultural and social experiences, and experiencing even more adult responsibilities—all while still living at home and having the breadth of mentoring relationships in their community, church, and school.

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PATHS TO EARN COLLEGE CREDIT

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It has become important for students to have the opportunity to earn some college credit while still in high school, both toward save money in college tuition, and to demonstrate to admissions offices a commitment and ability to graduate.

Waterloo students have two different routes for earning college credit—dual enrollment/credit courses, and AP Test scores. While our courses will not be official AP courses because of the constraints that places on curriculum and time, we have experience preparing students to earn credit-level AP scores on a wide range of subjects, and our schedule allows students to build in focused preparation time before the tests in the spring.

Our Dual Enrollment classes such as Engineering, Chemistry, and Rhetoric are offered through the University of Texas, taught at Waterloo by our teachers, graded by UT professors, and leading to both university and high school credit. ”

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GRADING

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During the learning process, our focus is learning, guidance, and feedback, not grading. Students are given regular feedback and assessments of their learning on an individualized basis. Because our focus is on real learning (and we want students to focus on that, too), the course grade is based on cumulative demonstrated learning by the end of the semester, not on the varied progress demonstrated in individual assignments and tests before then. Our grading scale as presented on the records and transcript follows a traditional letter grading on a hundred point scale.

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TRANSITION TO WATERLOO

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For most students, a Waterloo education is going to be very different from what they have had in elementary and middle school and will require a thoughtful, mentoring on-boarding. We recognize that as a unique opportunity to help students ‘unlearn’ passive and impersonal approaches to learning and discover the joy of curiosity, appreciation, and engagement. Each student’s transition will be different, and it will be more challenging for some than others. Each student will be mentored and supported through the process and we will provide training and resources for parents, also.

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ENTERING AFTER 9TH GRADE

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Waterloo’s unique academic program allows for students to transfer into the school at any time, including the senior year, and in many cases midyear and after spring break as well. Because students complete whole credits each semester, and because they can work towards elective credits in interdisciplinary projects, Waterloo provides a uniquely flexible path for transfer students.

We will work individually with each student to evaluate their transcript and credits, including home school transcripts, to develop a personal academic graduation plan.

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TRANSFER OF OUTSIDE CREDIT

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We encourage students to personalize their education and take advantage of the widening opportunities to learn and earn high school and college credit. Our unique program allows us to take students in any grade in high school and guide them toward their academic goals. Whether it is credit earned before attending Waterloo or through pursuing unique academic programs in addition to the Waterloo program, Waterloo students have incredible freedom to build their academic journey.

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ARTS

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The arts are essential to what makes us human, and so we applaud the addition of the arts to change the acronym STEM to STEAM. In keeping with the focus of a micro-school, Waterloo will not have a full range of the arts programs of larger schools. We will directly offer both visual art and design instruction and theater productions, and support artistic incorporation in relevant interdisciplinary projects, including the capstone project. We provide a means for students to earn credit for arts, music, or performance production, as well as earning standards-based credits for projects that employ arts production—film, creative writing, etc.

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ATHLETICS

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Athletics, fitness, and physical competition are essential parts of being human and living well, and every student can learn how to develop a healthy, active life. In keeping with the focus of a micro-school, Waterloo will not have the full range of the athletics offerings of larger schools. Instead, Waterloo will support and facilitate students athletic participation in sport through the various club organizations in the city. Our sports team offerings intentionally focus and draw on relationships with a number of clubs and organizations, including Austin Rowing Club, Waterloo Disc Golf, and Austin Speedsters.

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STUDENT LIFE AND CULTURE

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The city is the school for Waterloo students, which means that student life is also city life. Instead of creating an enclosed culture for our teenagers, Waterloo will have student activities and traditions in the vibrant and lively setting of Austin, Texas.

Part of that is having learning experiences in the city and outside of the classroom, and so experiencing the joy of being with friends and teachers ‘in the real world.’ And we will use Friday’s to build in community time, with customs and traditions developing and continuing over time that could only happen at a small school with the unique character and schedule of Waterloo. We will have a lot of fun together, enjoying one another as classmates, companions, and friends. And as for leadership opportunities, they abound at Waterloo—real-world leading peers and community members to accomplish meaningful goals.

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DAILY SCHEDULE

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The school day begins Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.. Monday through Thursday students study one subject before lunch and another subject after, with the school day ending at 3 p.m. Friday is left open for the personal extras— tutoring, hobbies, community, internships, discovering Austin, service, rest—and will vary throughout the year and for each student.

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DRESS CODE

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Our dress code varies based on the learning activity and location—it will range from teen casual to professional business. Our goal is to help students learn to present themselves respectfully to others and to adapt their attire to a range of settings and situations.

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CHRISTIAN FAITH

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We affirm and accept the Nicene and Apostles’ creeds as brief, faithful statements of Christian doctrine based upon Scripture. The school does not make further commitment to any particular Christian denomination or tradition, as we each are in different traditions ourselves and seek to support families in their respective commitments and traditions. All teachers are Christians living out our faith with a clear vision for mentoring and discipling students into deeper Christian faith and our true identity ‘in Christ,’ seeking to see ourselves and the world through God’s eyes. Our identity weaves through everything we do, so that our engagement of God’s creation is not simply confined to theology classes or once-weekly chapel. We approach everything we teach and do with the confidence that the Bible’s claims about reality are true and good and can be discovered by studying the real world, without any separation between secular and sacred spheres. We welcome all students and their parents regardless of their religious beliefs, and commit to helping students mature in the coherency of their understanding of the world and in their mature engagement with others with whom they agree and disagree.

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CORE VALUES

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We have seven core values that animate our mission and ground our school and relationships with one another.

Belonging—everyone belongs to contexts that provide identity and support. Growing through communities with healthy identities is the healthiest and most effective way to mature.

Mentorship—intergenerational relationships help people grow and mature. A commitment to connecting students with great people in their community

Restoration—attending to hurts, wrongs, and the fallen things of our world. Each student has the potential to solve problems and make things of value and heal from past hurts—both for themselves and others.

Complexity—embracing and humbly seeking to understand the complexity of life. The more we understand, the less ‘simple’ things are. Often, an apparent ‘either/or’ matter becomes a rich, paradoxical ‘both/and’. Maturity is discovering the goodness of complexity.

Flourishing—the healthy mode of living unique to human nature. God has created each person to know deep, fulfilling joy—‘life abundant’. Becoming fully ‘ourselves’ is discovering the abundant life.

Growth—individuals and institutions learning and maturing through experiences. All people and relationships are growing. A paradox of human growth is that we can choose (to some degree) to not grow. We embrace the need and opportunity to grow.

Generosity—magnanimity and charity of spirit and action towards others. A paradox of life is that we are wealthier when we are more generous—‘anyone who will lose his life for my sake will find it,’ Jesus says. We seek to embody and impart a generous hospitality towards others.”

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‘GOOD SMALL SCHOOL’ PHILOSOPHY

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Waterloo is ‘small by design’. Full enrollment will be only 150 students. There are a number of reasons for this, but first and foremost is our belief that real education is relational before it is ‘scalable’, and that depth is better than breadth. There is considerable research to support this: a good starting place is here.

Micro-schools are one description of this kind of school, and they have a few key features:

—Focused attention. Instead of being a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a student’s education, recreation, and life, small schools focus on academic and personal preparation.

—Flatter organization. Want to meet the admissions office? Meet a teacher. Meet with a student dean? Meet a teacher. Flatter organization means more ownership and more decisions made by the adults spending time with students, which is crucial for responsive student-centered education.

—Fewer programs. Small schools have fewer extracurricular programs and are instead designed to encourage and facilitate involvement in other organizations and communities for a more well-rounded transition to maturity.

—Lower costs. Education is expensive because it is personal—there is no escaping that. Because such a high percentage of the cost is people, technological efficiencies in mean the cost of education will outpace cost of living inflation rates. But with focus and flatter organization, small schools can be less expensive than larger models.”

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TEACHERS AS TUTORS

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The role of the ‘adults in the room’ is as much coach and tutor as it is instructor. We call ourselves tutors to help students and parents shift their relationship to learning and the role of teachers and students. The tutor is guiding them as mentor and coach ‘on their side’ instead of ‘standing in front’. The student is the ‘man (or woman) in the match’, to reference Teddy Roosevelt’s excellent speech. The tutor is their to spur them on to their best and help them when they struggle.

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WHY IS THE SCHOOL NAMED ‘WATERLOO SCHOOL’?

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Waterloo School is named after the city of Austin itself. Before it was the capital of Texas, Austin was ‘Waterloo’, a small pioneer town on the north side of what is now the Congress Street Bridge. The founders of Waterloo (little is known about them) started something new whose value became apparent over time. Our students are like that—with potential that is going to become apparent, they are going to do great things. We recognize, like the Waterloo of old, that what we are is a little different, a little smaller, but with a vision for what a great school can be.

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ACCREDITATION

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Accreditation is a multi year process for new schools—the purpose of accreditation is ensuring long-term institutional health and good governance. We are a candidate for regional accreditation and are on track to be fully accredited in three years.

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SCHOOL SIZE

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Our maximum enrollment will be about 150 students. Because Waterloo places a high value in healthy, personal relationships in aspects of education, we have adopted a ‘micro-school’ model and size, following the priorities articulated by the School Redesign Network at Stanford University.

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CAMPUS

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Our campus will be located within the 290 corridor between S. Congress and Monterey Oaks. It will have access to it from the suburbs of South Austin and West Austin, and access from it to central Austin, with all the riches of downtown, the Capitol, the city and county courts, universities, galleries and museums, communities, and all that our great city contains. The location will be finalized in the winter of 2019. Our facility needs are very different than a classroom-lecture-and-discuss school setting. While our space requirements are smaller, it will be designed both for active learning and to support learning experiences that happen throughout the city of Austin. Spaces for project creation, coding, collaboration, deep learning, tutoring, mentoring, discussing, phone and video conferencing, and problem-solving will support our students in a vibrant, life-giving space.

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TUITION

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Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $13,500. Limited need-based scholarships are available.

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HOW TO APPLY

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A student and parent written application will be available on our website starting November 21.

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INTERNSHIPS
THE SENIOR YEAR
CAPSTONE PROJECT
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT
THE SCHEDULE

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THREE DISTINCTIVES
OUR TEAM
WHY WATERLOO
TRANSCRIPT

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CURRICULUM
CHRISTIAN FAITH
CORE VALUES
GOOD SMALL SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY
PRIVACY POLICY

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