Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some common questions about AESA Prep Academy. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please contact us!  We’d love to chat with you.

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 2 through 12.

Are you accredited?

Yes, we are SACS accredited (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). This is the same governing body that provides the accreditation for The University of Texas.

Are your courses NCAA approved?


How many students do you have?

We currently have 95 students, and will be increasing our enrollment limit to 100 in the coming years.

What is your student-to-teacher ratio?

We have an average 4-1 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?

Our tuition is $17,000.00, with electives and foreign languages being an additional $600.00 each, and textbooks are not included in 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:

  • 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!