What does AESA stand for?

AESA Stands for Academic Excellence for the Scholar, Athlete, and Artist.

What type of a school are you?

We are a private college prep school.

When were you founded?

We proudly founded our school in 2009!

What are your grade levels?

We serve students in grades k through 12.

Are you accredited?

Yes. AESA is Cognia Accredited, formerly known as AdvancED & SACS accredited (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Cognia is the premier accrediting body in the world, which only accredits the best schools and colleges in the world. 

Are your courses NCAA approved?


How many students do you have?

AESA averages 100 students. We limit the student body to 105.

What is your student-to-teacher ratio?

We have an average 7:1 student teacher ratio, with our largest core academic classes having 8 students in a class.

What is your male to female student ratio?

Our goal is to maintain as close to a 50:50 ratio as possible.

What standardized tests does AESA use?

We prepare our students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT; we also administer the Stanford Achievement Test for those families who request it.

What is your curriculum based upon?

AESA curriculum is based on National Standards, the SAT and the ACT preparedness. We foster critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, teamwork and collaboration. Our courses are inquiry based. Our curriculum is very hands on.

Do you offer AP courses?

No. We utilize dual-credit courses from The University of Texas at Austin, which we feel better prepares students for college and their careers.

Do you require uniforms?

We do not require uniforms. We have a basic standard dress code.

Does your school follow a traditional nine-month school year or a year-round schedule?

Yes, we follow a traditional nine month schedule with a few more holidays and our Spring Break is two weeks instead of the traditional one week. Our school year is divided into two semesters that are then each divided into two quarters each.

How much is the tuition?

For more information visit our Tuition and Fees page.

What colleges have AESA graduates attended?

AESA proudly has alumni attending the following universities:

  • Georgia Tech
  • The New School
  • Cornell
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Arizona
  • 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

What is your mascot?

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

Have any questions that weren’t answered here? Please contact us or give us a call at 512-560-5584. We look forward to hearing from you!

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