Frequently Asked Questions


Below are the most frequently asked questions about AESA Prep Academy. If you do not see your particular question below, please contact us!  We would love to chat with you!

What Does AESA Stand For?

AESA Stands for Academic Excellence for the Scholar, Athlete, and Artist. Check out our About page to learn more about the origins of AESA Prep Academy.

What Type of School is AESA?

AESA Prep Academy is a private college preparatory school.

When Was AESA Founded?

AESA was proudly founded in 2009!

What Grade Levels Does AESA Provide?

AESA serves students grades 2nd through 12th.

Is AESA Accredited?

Yes! AESA is SACS accredited (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). This is the same governing body that provides the accreditation for The University of Texas. Check out our Accreditation page for more information.

Is AESA NCAA Approved?

Yes! Check out our Accreditation page for more information.

How Many Students Does AESA Have?

AESA currently enrolls roughly 100 students. By design, AESA caps the entire student body population to 100.

Check out AESA’s Smaller By Design philosophy!

What is AESA's Student-Teacher Ratio?

AESA has an average 7-1 student-teacher ratio.

Largest core academic classes having 10 students per class.

Dual credit and advanced courses have an average 2-1 student-teacher ratio.

What the Male to Female Student Ratio?

AESA’s goal is to maintain as close to a 50:50 ratio as possible. Currently there are slightly more girls than boys that attend AESA.

Does AESA Offer Online Courses?


AESA Prep Academy can offer online courses for students that need a flexible schedule. Online courses are of course Accredited and NCAA Approved.

Check out AESA Prep International to learn more!

What Standardized Examinations Does AESA Adhere To?

AESA prepares students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. Preparation for these examinations is a cornerstone of the AESA philosophy. Preparation begins in the 8th grade, and is effective and rigorous. It is no surprise that on average, AESA students earn scores that qualify them for premier-level universities.

AESA also administers the Stanford Achievement Test upon request. AESA students perform exceptionally well on the Stanford Achievement Test.

What is AESA Curriculum Based Upon?

AESA curriculum is based on National Standards, AdvancED’s SACS standards, the SAT, and the ACT preparedness standards. Beyond that, the AESA philosophy is focused on fostering critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, STEM disciplines, writing, teamwork, and community. AESA courses are inquiry based. AESA curriculum is very hands on, particularly with AESA’s small student-teacher ratio.

Does AESA Offer AP Courses?

No. AESA considers its’ curricula to already be at the AP level.

AESA utilizes dual-credit courses from The University of Texas at Austin, University of California Berkley, and University of Wisconsin.

Check out AESA’s Dual-Credit Program page, to learn why dual credits are superior to AP courses in virtually every respect!

Does AESA Require Uniforms?

AESA does not require uniforms. A basic standard dress code is in place.

Does AESA Follow a Traditional Nine-Month School Year or a Year-Round Schedule?

AESA follows a traditional nine-month schedule with a few more holidays and Spring Break is two weeks instead of the traditional one week. The school year is divided into two semesters that are then each divided into two quarters each.

How Much is Tuition?

Standard tuition fees are $17,000.00 per academic year.

However, payment plans, deductions, and scholarships can be discussed with CFO, Rick Garza. Feel free to contact him at (512) 426-4591 or via email at for any inquires you may have.

What is the AESA Mascot?

The Australian Shepard!

We are the AESA Aussies and we have two Australian Shepard mascots, Blue and Diesel!

What Colleges/Universities Have AESA Students Attended?

***In the process of being updated. This list only represents the first 3 years of graduates***

  • Texas A&M University at College Station (scholarshipped), (acceptance)
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The Air Force Academy ( acceptance = all expenses covered)
  • Texas Tech University (scholarshipped)
  • The University of Southern California (scholarshipped)
  • The University of New Mexico (scholarshipped)
  • The University of Southern Mississippi (scholarshipped)
  • The University of Virginia (scholarshipped)
  • Trinity University (scholarshipped)
  • St. Edward’s University (scholarshipped)
  • Quinnipiac University (scholarshipped)
  • George Fox University (scholar shipped)
  • Chapman University (offered admittance and scholarship)
  • Emory University (offered admittance and scholarship)
  • Rhodes College (scholarshipped)
  • The Naval Academy at Annapolis (offered admittance)
  • Roanoke College (scholarshipped)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (scholarshipped)
  • Texas State University
  • Concordia University of Montreal Canada (scholarshipped)
  • The University of Alabama  (offered admittance)
  • The University of Oregon  (offered admittance and scholarship)
  • LSU  (offered admittance and scholarship)
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • The University of Arkansas (offered admittance)
  • Oklahoma State University

Have Any Questions That Were Not Answered?

Please contact us or give us a call at 512-560-5584. We look forward to hearing from you!