Academic and Enrichment Programs  

Academic and Enrichment Programs

Casey Elementary has a multitude of academic and enrichment programs to support students. 

Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program

Casey has a robust Gifted and Talented Program designed to challenge students that are identified as "Gifted and Talented".  GT students are clustered in classrooms with GT certified teachers. In addition to the enriching lessons provided by the classroom teacher, Mr. Garcia, the librarian, meets with the Casey GT Cohort frequently throughout each semester for GT Chess Lunch Bunch and provides support for semester long "Passion Projects". 

For more information about Austin ISD's GT (or GATE Program), please click here to visit the Advanced Academics page on the main AISD website. 

Prime Time After School Enrichment Program

Prime Time is an after school enrichment program for students that is funded by the 21st Century Grant and the City of Austin.  We are very excited that our Casey Crocodiles can benefit from a wide variety of teacher led, FREE after school classes. For more information about the Prime Time Program, please visit the program web-page on the AISD Web-Page.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

The SEL Core has five competencies that ensure students are developing fundamental skills necessary for life. The competences include: Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Self-Awareness, and Responsible Decision-Making. Social Emotional Learning is crucial in developing the whole child. Casey teachers engage students through active participation in weekly lessons between student grade-levels. The skills are integrated throughout the day.

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TX Sprouts

Casey has partnered with TX Sprouts, a University of Texas research project funded by the national institutes of health!  Our crocodiles in 3rd - 5th grade have a chance to experience hands on garden, nutrition, and cooking experience during the school day. For more information go to the TX Sprouts Website.

Texas River School

We are happy to announce that Casey has received grant funding for our 5th grade students to attend the Texas River School in Austin! All 5th grade students will be able to participate in outdoor learning, apprentice their science skills and learn about the our important river and Texas river systems. For more information, visit the 

Texas River School website.