Schools of Innovation

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We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Edgewood Independent School District is relentlessly committed to providing our students with a next-level education that best fits their diverse skills. Our plan to continue this goal is developing our five innovation zones in the next five years.  Your family now has the opportunity to choose from all Edgewood schools and programs designed to best fit the individual interests of their child. Edgewood ISD is an open-boundary school district; all students from Bexar County can apply to an Edgewood School of Innovation.

An application is required to gain admission into these schools and programs.


Discovery Night Dates:

Wednesday, January 13:

Stafford Fine Arts Elementary, 6:00 PM
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Wednesday, January 20:

Las Palmas Leadership School for Girls, 8:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Gus Garcia University School, 5:30 PM

Thursday, January 21:

Winston Intermediate School, 5:00 PM
Zoom  |  Meeting ID: 796 7280 2841  |  Passcode: 97RNgU

John F. Kennedy High School P-TECH, 6:00 PM
Zoom  |  Meeting ID: 919 9372 6514  |  Passcode: Rockets1

Tuesday, January 26:

Burleson School of Innovation and Education, 6:00 PM
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Roy Cisneros Leadership School for Boys, 5:30 PM
Zoom |
Meeting ID: 966 9586 5295 | Passcode: GkVB4t

Wednesday, January 27:

Brentwood STEAM, 6:00 PM

Thursday, January 28:

Edgewood Fine Arts Academy, 6:00 PM
Zoom | 
Meeting ID: 899 5333 3751 | Passcode: 0k0Nu8

Gardendale Early Learning Program, 6:00 PM
Zoom |
Meeting ID: 958 9732 7679 | Passcode: 696828 

Thursday, February 4:

Perales STEAM Elementary 
9:00 AM - Zoom
Meeting ID: 765 5069 5396 | Passcode: wFC1QU
3:00 PM - Zoom |  
Meeting ID: 790 3006 7126 | Passcode: 8z7iJX

Need assistance with the online application?

We are offering drive-thru support at the campus on the same day as their Discovery Day/Night from 4:30-5:30 PM. 
Please feel free to select the date that works best for your schedule if you have questions about how to complete the application.

Schools of Innovation

By Innovation Zone 

For 2021-2022 

Fine Arts Zone
Students in the Fine Arts Innovation Zone will have the opportunity to work with various forms, such as: performing arts/theatre, ceramics, painting, photography, and others!

Stafford Fine Arts Elementary

  • Serves grades: Kindergarten - 5th
  • Dual Language program (One-way)
  • Cross-curricular fine arts activities
  • Project-based learning: 1-2 campus wide productions each school year
  • Website | Brochure

Edgewood Fine Arts Academy

  • Serves grades: 9th - 12th
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • Pathways include: Theatre, Orchestra, Drawing, Photography, Cosmetology, Welding, and more!
  • Website | Brochure
Leadership Zone
The EISD Leadership Innovation Zone supports our students in developing good leadership habits such as integrity, communication, courage, self-awareness, empathy and respect. Both campuses are pursuing an International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization for the 2021-2022 school year.

Las Palmas Leadership School for Girls

  • Serves grades: Kindergarten - 3rd (with plans to grow into a K-8 campus)
  • Single-gendered school for girls
  • Dual Language program (Two-way)
  • Focus on: Leader in Me, Feminist Curriculum, Reader and Writer's Workshop
  •  WebsiteBrochure

Roy Cisneros Leadership School for Boys

  • Serves grades: Kindergarten - 2nd (with plans to grow into a K-8 campus)
  • Single-gendered school for boys
  • Dual Language program (Two-way)
  • Focus on: Leadership, Communication, and Teamwork
  • Website | Brochure
Public Service Zone
Students in the Public Service Innovation Zone will have the opportunity to develop their skills in health services, culinary arts, and many more!

Gus Garcia University School

  • Serves grades: 6th - 8th
  • In partnership with Texas A&M University - San Antonio
  • Dual Language program (Two-way)
  • Accelerated Campus Excellence (ACE) extended day program
  • Focus on: Social-Emotional Learning
  • Website | Brochure

Burleson School for Innovation & Education

  • Serves 18 - 22 year olds
  • In partnership with Texas A&M University - San Antonio
  • Focus on: Special Education, Career and College Skills, and more!
  • Website


Students in the STEAM Innovation Zone will have the opportunity to develop their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics!

Gardendale Early Learning Program

  • Serves grades: Pre-K through 2nd
  • In partnership with Pre-K 4 SA
  • Dual Language program (One-way)
  • New Tech Model
  • Focus on: Outdoor Learning & HighScope Quality Early Learning
  • WebsiteBrochure

Perales STEAM Elementary

  • Serves grades: Pre-K through 5th
  • New Tech Model
  • HighScopes Quality Early Learning (Pre-K)
  • Focus on: STEAM-based curriculum and responsive classrooms
  • Website | Brochure

Winston Intermediate School

  • Serves grades: 3rd through 5th
  • Dual Language program (One-way)
  • New Tech Model
  • Dee Howard Foundation STEM Program
  • Focus on: Math & Science Experiential Activities, and Coding
  • Website | Brochure

Brentwood STEAM School of Innovation

  • Serves grades: 6th through 8th
  • Partnered with Friends of P-TECH
  • New Tech Model
  • Focus on: Engineering and Computer Science
  • Website | Brochure

John F. Kennedy High School

  • Serves grades: 9th through 12th
  • Early College High School 
  • Pathways in Technology
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • Focus on: Aviation, Cybersecurity, and more!
  • Website | Brochure