In The Classroom


The Trip to the Big Apple By ATA CP’s Harrison Chiu

April 14, 2017 No comments
Over Spring Break, Alejandro Rodriguez (another ATA College Prep Student) and I were fortunate enough to have a life-changing internship at Morgan Stanley in New York City. We were interning at the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management group called the Scotto-Sorenson Group.

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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 Community Celebrates Chiu, Rodriguez, Hamilton at Signing Ceremony

March 12, 2017 No comments
"Tennis is a sport that will only take you so far, and if there is one thing I learned through the process, it's that it is not about all of the titles you win, but rather about the people you get to experience it all with. If I think back to my happiest moments, it isn't winning a Gold ball, it was getting to play with this amazing team," Abigail said.

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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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ATACP Psychology Students Present Work During Rainy Practice

January 18, 2017 No comments
The rain washed away any hope of hitting a ball this afternoon, but the Academy students and coaches were still hard at work in the fitness center. The coaches led the group through 1 hour of fitness,  followed by two 30 minute presentations from ATA College Prep Psychology students Alejandro Rodriguez and Bailey Forgus. The assignment from CP Psychology teacher Jack Newman was to present an element of positive psychology to the group using a PowerPoint and a handout. "I thought both Alejandro and Bailey did an excellent job correlating the teachings we have learned ...

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CP Grad Bartlett Brings Energy, Work-Ethic To Hilltoppers

January 16, 2017 No comments
ATA College Prep alum and St. Edward’s University freshman Chase Bartlett wrapped up his first college semester maintaining his high academic standard, earning a 4.0 GPA and claiming a spot on the President’s Honor Roll through 7 classes on the Hilltop.

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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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Designed Learning Experiences – The Math Mindset

December 28, 2016 No comments
In the following article, math instructor, Linda Dobbs, explains ATACP’s growth mindset approach to problem-solving.

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Designed Learning Experiences – Surprising Stoichiometry

November 27, 2016 No comments
This article is the first in a series titled Designed Learning Experiences and will feature unique activities that take place within the CP classrooms.

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