4Points Academy (or "4PA") was founded as a micro-school in Steiner Ranch, Austin. We serve students in Grades 1-6 (full-time program) and offer Grades 7-8 part-timeplug-in, and Grades 1-12 tutoring. In response to COVID 19, our school has moved online. The school’s underlying goal is to differentiate the core academic instruction to meet the academic needs of each child, regardless of age. 4PA accomplishes this by blending a rigorous online curriculum with teacher led instruction.
4PA utilizes adaptive diagnostic and assessment tools along with teacher input, to assess each child continuously throughout the academic year. Our adaptive tooling allows teachers to have the flexibility to respond to the needs of each student. Teachers can seamlessly provide greater academic stimulation to students who are academically advanced and employ key intervention strategies for students who are struggling in a particular area. 4PA teachers do not have to wait for the results of a standardized exam (e.g., the STAAR) to be able to identify and respond to learning challenges. With real time data, teachers have the tools to be able to respond quickly and effectively.
4PA prides itself on academic success with students performing one to two grade levels about their peers. In addition, two of our students were accepted into the John Hopkins Gifted and Talented program in 2018 and 2020, and we anticipate more students being able to join similar programs.
4PA is focused on achieving academic excellence, as well as, catering to the social and developmental needs of our students. Consequently:
We encourage our students to be globally minded with a compassionate heart and to be respectful of all persons.
We support the arts and have integrated music, art, and yoga into our program.
We continue to hone the presentation and IT/coding skills of our students and the acquisition of core Mandarin and Spanish language skills.
We encourage participation in sports at school and are excited at our students’ ability to leverage the mechanics learnt into their afterschool endeavors including football, basketball, martial arts, music and acting.
We offer flexible options for home schoolers, athletes, and travelling families.
Please note that we are not equipped to teach students who have a learning disability that prevents them from focusing on instruction being provided online.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE & MORE TO COME!
Students accepted into the John Hopkins Gifted and Talented Program
Students performing one to two years above their age peers
Winner of the 2019 Stock Market Game for the region
Successful Annual Children Business Fairs
Students successfully participating in extracurricular activities - martial arts, soccer, acting
A compassionate school that supports great causes such as Food for the Poor
YELP parent review excerpt: I am surprised at the level of attentiveness that the teachers and the owners are able to to provide to our child. ... We are in tune to how our child is progressing with weekly detailed evaluation reports emailed to us. Any parent concerned about their child's early development should strongly consider the comprehensive education that 4Points Academy is offering.
Small Class Sizes, with Student Differentiation
Math & Singapore Math
ELA, Grammar & Handwriting
Spanish & Mandarin
IT, Coding, Robotics, Typing
Personalize Academic Lesson Plan
Sports Mechanics Training
Flexible and Part-time Schedules
A love of Chess!
A focus on the 4 C's - Commitment, Confidence, Courage and Compassion