Austin Academic Center (AAC) is a Dropout Prevention Program for students who are at-risk of not finishing high school. This program provides high school students with the opportunity to learn and earn credit for courses they missed or failed. AAC provides at-risk students with an alternative academic setting in which to earn a high school diploma and graduate from Austin Academic Center.
AAC is a small and student centered, alternative academic program. Admittance in the program requires a recommendation from the home-campus counselor or administrator, as well as an application and interview process. Applications may be printed from this site or obtained from counselors at SSHS.
AAC is designed for upper-grade level students who lack a small number of credits in order to graduate. High School Seniors receive first priority for admittance into the program. Pregnant students and those with children may also find flexibility in the AAC program that will meet their individual needs.
Contributed by Sulphur Springs ISD. Photos by Chad Kopal