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Wayside: REAL Learning Academy is a premier tuition-free college preparatory charter school serving south Austin. REAL Learning Academy is an IB Primary Years Program (PYP) school. 

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2015-2016 Student/Parent Handbook 
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Call 512-438-7325 to schedule a visit! You can also click here for more information on how to apply. 

REAL Learning Academy, member campus of Wayside Schools, exists to prepare College Ready, Community Engaged, Global Citizens. To learn more about all Wayside Schools serving Austin, click here.

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Contact Us: 
Front office - 512.438.7325
6405 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78744 


Champions for Children Award

Wayside Schools Champions for Children Award is designed to recognize outstanding team members' contributions to their school.
Click here to nominate an outstanding REAL Learning Academy team member! 
Wayside Schools Campeon de Ninos está diseñado para reconocer las contribuciones pendientes de los miembros del equipo de su escuela.
Haga clic aquí para nominar a un miembro destacado equipo! 

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2015-2016 School Calendar
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 - 5th 
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