Oct. 24-26 -- The annual TCSA conference was held in Houston with more than 1,600 attendees, including Orenda Education officials and campus leaders. Dr. Tim Elmore was the keynote speaker. He is founder and president of Growing Leaders, a non-profit organization that specializes in developing leaders.
Orenda Charter School District, with its five total campuses in Central Texas, received an “A” rating in overall performance by the Texas Education Agency’s new “A-F” grading system initiated this year.
Locally, Gateway College Prep School, a K-12 school campus serving more than 1,300 students, earned a “Met Standard” rating while earning six out of seven “distinctions.” The school earned an overall score of 95. Gateway Tech High School, also operating in Georgetown, offers a daily, 4-hour blended learning academic program for grades 9-12 only. That school earned a “Met Alternative Standard” with an overall score of 92.
Gateway Prep is currently undergoing an $18.5 million construction project that will include a combined Elementary/Middle School Learning Center with new science labs and collaborative learning space, and a 19,000-square foot Main Gymnasium along with a courtyard connecting all buildings. The project is expected to be completed by January. The school is entering its 10th year of operation.