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Wayside: Sci-Tech Preparatory is a premier tuition-free college preparatory charter school serving grades 6-12 in south Austin with a special curricular focus on science and technology applications. Wayside: Sci-Tech Preparatory is a candidate school* for the Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy-- a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Sci-Tech Preparatory believes is important for our students. We will be applying for the IB Career Certificate Programme (grades 11-12) in the fall of 2015. 

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2015-2016 Student/Parent Handbook 
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Want to Know More?
For those interested in enrolling their child(ren) for the 2015-2016 school year, please call 512-220-9120 for information and a tour! You can also contact our principal, Mary Brinkman, for more information: mbrinkman@waysideschools.orgClick here for more information on how to apply.  


We are located at the below address:
Wayside: Sci-Tech Preparatory
6405 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78744

Sci-Tech Preparatory, member campus of Wayside Schools, exists to prepare College Ready, Community Engaged, Global Citizens. To learn more about all Wayside Schools serving Austin, click here.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the IB Career-related Certificate Programme. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. 

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit 

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Front office - 512.220.9120
6405 S-IH 35
Austin, TX 78744 

Champions for Children Award

Wayside Schools Champions for Children Award is designed to recognize outstanding team member's contributions to their school.
Click here to nominate an outstanding Sci-Tech Prep team member! 
Wayside Schools Campeon de Ninos está diseñado para reconocer las contribuciones pendientes de los miembros del equipo de su escuela.
Haga clic aquí para nominar a un miembro destacado equipo! 

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2015-2016 School Calendar
District Facts 
Year Launched: Summer 2012
School Type:
Tuition-Free College Preparatory 
Public Charter School
School District Name:
Wayside Schools, Founded 1998 
Campus Name:
Wayside Schools: Sci-Tech Preparatory
Accredited By
Texas Education Agency
Texas State Board of Education 
Grades Served: 
2015-2016: 6th-12th 
Total Number of Students: 440
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:22
School Day: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Early dismissal at 1:30pm on Fridays 
Teacher Qualifications:
Highly Qualified (NCLB/ESEA)
SBEC Certified