Best Public School Model

Gonzalo Garza Independent High School

Located in the heart of Austin's Eastside on Chicon Avenue, this "inner-city" school has been reformed as a self-paced opportunity for high school juniors and seniors seeking a fresh start and a new environment. Although classes may entail only a half day, some students feel that with the focus on smaller class size, independent learning, and fewer typical high school distractions (cheerleaders, competitive social scene, bullies ...) they have more time to accomplish their work than at a traditional public high school. All teachers and staff are enthusiastic role models, there to help each student attain his or her goals. Garza caters to students with extraordinary circumstances and is well-tailored to the needs of each pupil, especially new mothers, working students, older returning students, etc. The award-winning community of Austin's Garza High is an excellent place for the independent go-getter.

Gonzalo Garza Independence High School
1600 Chicon, 512/414-8600

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