From Carol


ATA Parent & Student Meeting – The College Process

March 20, 2017 No comments
"If you are the parent of a sophomore or junior who would like to play college tennis, or any high age student who is interested in learning more about how the college process works, please join us for an informational meeting," ATA CEO Jack Newman said.

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ATA College Prep : Did You Know?

March 5, 2017 No comments
ATACP is an independent private school, the youngest and smallest program fully accredited by Advanc-Ed (the largest accrediting body in the world), the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, and TEPSAC (Texas).

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CP Students Visit Public Art On UT Campus

February 21, 2017 No comments
"My favorite piece was called Monochrome of Austin, and it consisted of 70 canoes, 30plus feet in the air, leaning over the street," Alejandro said. "It was incredible."

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Hagar’s Former Student Named Rhodes Scholar

January 20, 2017 No comments
Mikaila Smith, a former homeschool student of ATA College Prep Director Carol Hagar, member of ATA College Prep in 7th and 8th grade, and a lifetime Austinite, recently earned her spot as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Hagar Voted Irish Captain, Joins Distinguished Group Of ATA Alums

January 12, 2017 No comments
“It is exciting to see Josh Hagar named captain of the Notre Dame men's tennis team,” Josh’s long-time coach and CEO of ATA Jack Newman said. “Over 25 ATA players have been captains of their tennis teams. This is the accomplishment of which I am most proud.”

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A Look Inside The Start of ATA College Prep

September 18, 2016 No comments
The ATA College Prep school year is underway! While barely two weeks in, so much has already unfolded. Beginning with Orientation, the students and teachers of the 2016-2017 school year set off on what is sure to be an amazing journey. At orientation, students enjoyed team building activities and games to get to know each other a little better. After a shortened version of the class schedule to meet with teachers and get accustomed to room assignments, the group enjoyed a trip to the Austin Panic Room. After, they stopped at local favorite Gordough's for lunch.   ...

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ATA College Application & Essay Workshop, Aug 2-5

July 25, 2016 No comments
Dear ATA Seniors: As the summer leads to its hottest moments, I am sure you are all working toward your end-of-summer goals, making plans for the future, and thinking about what college might look like for YOU. You are about to embark on your last year of high school, and then off to college. This is an amazing time in your life. It is also a very busy time in your life. It is a time of transitioning into young adulthood with new responsibilities. With classes, work, tennis tournaments, college searches, applications, essays, keeping up with responsibilities and chores, ...

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The ATA College Prep Community Honors The Class of 2016

June 22, 2016 No comments
"What a thrill to see how every child should be so blessed to graduate. ATA is a very special place and the fine institutions the five graduates will attend this fall is testimony to the quality education they have received..."

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As Parents… What Can We Do? Try the 30-30-30 rule!

March 12, 2016 No comments
Parents often ask what they can do at home to help reinforce the ATA & CP messaging of 'strive for the pursuit of excellence' and 'study for the love of learning'.  I love this!  It is truly the village that creates the community, and together we can make a bigger impact.  One thought that comes to mind,  is to encourage them to "Show up.  Listen.  Always do your best."  Another thought that comes to mind is to model what you wish for them to do: complete tasks joyfully; study diligently, practice what you love to do; and perform with dignity. In relating ...

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ATA College Prep: Growing Excellence

October 14, 2015 1 comment
Several years ago, as Josh began to invest more time in tennis, and I in the ATA community, I began to envision an educational support system that could better equip Josh for a college future that included tennis. I combined my academic philosophy and love of education with Josh’s love for tennis, and together with Coach Newman’s established ATA vision, we created the seeds of the community school, which is now ATA College Prep.                 English I/II with Ms Wheat During the past 7 years, these seeds continue to grow and flourish through many ...

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