Dec. 16, 2019 — The Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design is bringing its nationally recognized educational program to UTSA’s Downtown Campus beginning Jan. 6.
Due to the City of San Antonio’s extensive renovation of the Alameda Theater complex, where the Alameda School is currently located, an appropriate, temporary learning space was needed. The high school will move to UTSA over the winter break and kick off 2020 in its new home.
Although this is a temporary move for 18 months, it is a win-win for both the school and UTSA.
“Attending high school on a university campus is a tremendous opportunity,” says Jeremiah Montez, superintendent/principal of the Alameda School. “It has the potential to provide Alameda School students with the motivation, focus and a new appreciation for what college can provide and what it takes to succeed. Frankly, we also hope it will increase the number of our graduates who become Roadrunners.”
The new partnership is strongly aligned with UTSA’s efforts of connecting with San Antonio’s Westside community. UTSA is grateful for the City of San Antonio facilitating the relocation of the Alameda School to the Downtown Campus.
The school will have both dedicated and shared spaces in UTSA’s Buena Vista and Frio Street buildings, where current university faculty and students can plan to interact with the 115 young creatives and learn from and contribute to the UTSA community.
At the Alameda School, students prepare for college, careers and innovative thinking. Creating such strong student personal and academic outcomes requires engaging learning experiences. Community connectedness and a strong arts focus that encompasses fine art, design and performing arts are ways to excite and motivate students.
No art portfolio or auditions (or tuition) is required to attend the school, yet the HFA: Alameda School students have gone on to win honors at the national level and pursue college programs and careers in the arts.
There’s an intentional effort to connect work products—whether fine art, design or performance—with informed social commentary and critical academic growth. One of the school’s signature programs, the Senior Mastery Process, includes a research project during an internship at a local workplace.
HFA: Alameda School is going to be a great asset and addition to UTSA’s learning community. Be sure to give the staff and students a wave on campus, follow the school’s progress on Instagram (@alamedaartdesign), and tell friends about the UTSA/HFA: Alameda School partnership.
The Roadrunner community and nearby residents are highly encouraged to cast their votes at UTSA, a designated early voting site for the March 3 Texas presidential primary election.H-E-B Student Union, Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The best way to learn what UTSA has to offer is to experience it for yourself. Come to our Open House and see all that UTSA has to offer. The day features admissions and financial aid workshops and presentations, campus tours and much more.Various Locations, Main Campus
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in health care, you won’t want to miss UTSA’s 14th annual Health Professions Day. Meet with representatives of health professions programs at schools such as Texas Tech University Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch, University North Texas Health Science Center, University of the Incarnate Word, and many more. Free and open to UTSA students, local area college and high school students, and community members.Student Union, Retama Galleria (SU First Floor Corridor), Main Campus
An FBI subject matter expert will discuss the threat to U.S. technology and public sector from foreign adversaries, specific technologies sought and vectors used to illicitly obtain them, how to best safeguard intellectual property.Durango Building (DB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
Why just leap when you can dash? The Alumni Association’s 36th annual Diploma Dash 5K and City Championship is a great opportunity to run or walk for a great cause: scholarships for UTSA students.Main Campus
Students are encouraged to attend to obtain important information about Spring Commencement and life after UTSA. Graduating students can order their cap and gown and other items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. Participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA’s first Wellbeing Fair is a part of the President’s Initiative of Enriching Campus Wellbeing. UTSA is committed to the well-being of each member of the campus community and recognizes that numerous factors contribute to overall wellness: physical and mental health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, stress management and self-care, social behaviors and more. The fair will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in well-being activities, obtain well-being information and learn about available services. Participants will become more competent in making healthy decisions to take a more proactive approach in their own well-being.Paseo Principal, Student Union, Main Campus
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