Dear REAL Learning Academy families! 

We are excited to share that we are taking an hour of instruction back in our week! We have changed the early release time on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This will allow us to do more with our students and provide extra instruction, enrichment or tutorials! 

We are so excited to see all of our students at "Meet the Teacher" night on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Please bring your school supplies (click here to view lists) so that the first day of school will be seamless and easy! 

Once again, we thank all of our parents for your support and are looking forward to another successful year at REAL Learning Academy! 


Michele Stahl, Principal
REAL Learning Academy

Queridas familias de REAL Learning Academy!

Estamos súper emocionados de compartir con ustedes que estamos tomando una hora mas de instrucción en nuestra semana este año escolar. Hemos cambiado la hora de salida para el miércoles de 12:30 a 1:30. Esto nos permitirá hacer más con nuestros estudiantes y proporcionar instrucción adicional, enriquecimiento o tutoriales!

Estamos muy contentos de ver a todos nuestros estudiantes en el noche de "Conocer a los Maestros" el jueves, 24 de julio 2014 de 5:30-7:00. Favor de traer sus útiles escolares (haga clic aqui para ver las listas) para que su primer día de la escuela será perfecta y fácil.

Agradecemos a todos los padres por su apoyo y esperamos tener un año exitoso.


Michele Stahl, Director
Directora, REAL Learning Academy

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REAL Learning Academy is a premier tuition-free college preparatory charter school serving south Austin. Our proven elementary academy system consistently produces results that rank us among the best public schools in Central Texas. REAL Learning Academy is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Program. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that REAL Learning Academy believes is important for our students.
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District Facts
Year Launched: 2012
School Type:
Free Public Charter School
School District Name:
Wayside Schools, Founded 1998 
Campus Name:
REAL Learning Academy
Accredited By
Texas Education Agency
Texas State Board of Education 
Current Grades Served:
Pre-K3 - 4th 
Total Number of Students: 700
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:22 
School Day: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Early dismissal at 1:30pm on Wednesdays
Teacher Qualifications:
Highly Qualified (NCLB/ESEA)
SBEC Certified  
TEA District Academic Rating:
2012-2013 - Met Standard* 
2011-2012 - Exemplary
2010-2011 - Exemplary
2009-2010 - Exemplary
2008-2009 - Exemplary 
* for the 2012-13 school year the TEA rating system changed. Met Standard is the highest ranking a school can receive. For full detail on our academic ranking click here