Dear ACC Academy Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Patricia Harper Reynolds and I am the new Principal of Austin College and Career Academy (ACCA). As you may or may not know, the three previous small schools, Austin Business, Austin Polytech and V.O.I.S.E have all been consolidated into one high school. This year, we will begin our first school year as the new Austin College and Career Academy. I am excited about the work that we will do together. This new school year presents some unique opportunities for new beginnings. We are going to change the narrative by focusing on high achievement for all students, sustaining and building community relationships and rebranding ACCA as the premier choice for students in the Austin community and beyond.
This school year we will continue to work to maintain and cultivate Austin pride. However, this will only be achieved through a cooperative effort by all within our school community. Parents, please know how essential you are to the success of our students, school and our community at large. Your involvement and support make us stronger and more effective.
Our instructional focus will be grounded in a comprehensive approach to academic, as well as the social emotional well being of all students. With that said, our work will be led by one critical question: Is it in the best interest of students? When we make decisions and plans for ACCA, we will always put students first.
President Barack Obama said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” I know that together we are the team that will help shape and change the lives of your student(s). Together, we will succeed at making the 2016-2017 school year the best one yet.
If you’d like to meet with me feel free to call the main office at 773.534.0662 to secure an appointment.
I look forward to serving your student(s) and your family.
Mrs. Harper Reynolds, Principal
Austin College and Career Academy