We join 164 other Expeditionary Learning schools nationwide committed to learning that is active, challenging, meaningful, public, and collaborative.
In our middle school, students take responsibility for their learning as members of small advisories called Crews.
Students from different grade levels help each other learn.
Throughout the day, students practice demonstrating the Habits of a Manara Explorer: gratitude, responsibility, perseverance, collaboration, and compassion.
As part of their expedition on insects, kindergarten students investigate the real world as entomologists.
Welcome To The Manara Family
Welcome parents! I am honored and humbled to take on the responsibility of leading this organization and, most importantly, to ensure that every student graduates from our public charter school equipped for the challenges of the 21st century and higher level learning institutions. Allow me to be the first one that welcomes you to our school where we utilize the expeditionary learning process that engages your student in actively learning with a focus on higher level cognitive skills. We warmly greet 500 students from Kindergarten through 8th grade every day. They enter the building eager and ready to learn with bright smiling faces, thanks to the support that they receive from their parents and teachers.
News & Announcements
|Texas Discovery Gardens Spring Break Partnership|
Texas Discovery Gardens is excited to partner with Manara Academy during Spring Break as we celebrate the wonderful world of insects. The Recycled Insects! Exhibition features original pieces by Kindergarten students and will be on display during Spring Break. Kindergarten students have created vibrant insects out of recyclable materials, keeping realistic anatomy in mind (look for six legs, a head, thorax, and abdomen, and other distinguishing features). But look closer, at their handwritten explanations. Students list their insect’s special diet and habitat requirements as well as defense mechanisms. Each creation is both creative and realistic.
|8th Grade Mandatory Parent Meeting - Pilot Program|
Manara Academy is proud to pilot our 1:1 Tablet Program. This program represents the beginning phase of a school-wide implementation of tablet computing in grades K-8. A Kuno tablet purchased by Manara, along with appropriate accessories, will be issued to your 8th grade student to use throughout the course of the school year.
These tablets are designed specifically for education and will be used to facilitate our educational learning program. The Kuno tablets will be an important tool for student learning. Teachers and students will be using the tablets consistently in the classroom and will be loaned at no cost for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year.
There will be a required orientation for all 8th grade parents and students on Wednesday, February 12th from This is required in order for your child to be able to take the Kuno tablet home with them. during Parent Crew Night.
We hope that you share in our excitement about 1:1 computing. We believe the impact on teaching and learning will be immense, and we are committed to a successful transition to digital learning!
|Parent Crew Night|
Manara Academy will be hosting a mid year Parent Crew Night next week. Please see below for the times of each grade level:
All parents and students are expected to attend.