Joule is a K-10th grade private academy, offering a day school program with foreign language, computer literacy, and fine arts to students ages 3-16.
In 2018, we began the process of developing a dual-credit/early high school program in cooperation with Austin Community College for 11th and 12th graders. This program will launch in Fall 2021, and take the form of a half-day, compacted set of core academic classes on campus in the morning, with the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of university transfer, workforce readiness, or enrichment courses at ACC in the afternoon. Students in this program will also have the opportunity to pursue work-study or employment after school if they wish. It is an exciting "university bridge" opportunity for local students in the community, such as homeschoolers, who are looking for a partially structured school day without the long attendance hours of a regular school.
The program is intended for students who are academically disciplined and have a strong interest in either working or beginning their college classes in the junior year. It is an open-enrollment high school, meaning that students do not have to be identified as GT to participate. However, they must be able to maintain at least passing grades in all high school courses and pass an ACC academic readiness test to take dual-credit classes.
Accredited transcripts will be provided by The Joule School for all enrolled students, as well as college readiness and assistance support.