"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."

John Dewey

Connect Learning

Connect. Reflect. Learn

Students at ADS are taught how to learn by creating opportunities to engage students in meaningful educational opportunities that engage multiple subjects and build critical thinking skills.

Tuition-free Public School

ADS serves children within our geographic boundaries, grades K-6th. Public Charter Schools are free of charge. To apply, please visit the enrollment section of the website.

Support our School

ADS is a 501(c) non-profit institution. We rely on community support and generous donations to supplement the core academic program funded by state and federal funds. There are many ways to support our innovative educational program.

ADS maintains a Superior Achievement rating from FIRST

ADS awarded "Best Charter School in Austin" by Austin Family Magazine

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