Nolan Creek School

           Belton, Texas       

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**This year, Nolan Creek School initiates its STEAM curriculum.  STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math.  This curriculum approach integrates all of those elements while guiding student inquiry as well as critical thinking.  The inclusion of the Arts enables more creativity in problem solving as students engage in experimentation and collaboration.  STEAM is a perfect program for our campus as we guide and direct our young learners to become creative problem solvers and leaders as they progress in their lives. 

Overview                                          

Nolan Creek School is an open-enrollment public charter school that will offer grades K-12 to students in Bell County.  The mission of the school is to prepare our students for admission and success at a top tier university, while nurturing a spirit of generosity, promoting America's founding principles, and imparting 21st century skills for living well in an inter-connected world.

Nolan Creek will be known for its exceptional academic program. An abundance of College Board Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP courses will be offered. All courses are taught by certified and “Highly Qualified” teachers as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act. There is NO TUITION to attend Nolan Creek and enrollment is open to all students until available seats have been filled. 

Smaller and more intimate by design, Nolan Creek offers a public school education that feels and functions like a private school. With a senior class of about 50 students each year – Nolan Creek will be about 1/8 the size of other area public high schools. This smaller size is critical, because it offers a “human scale” to the learning environment, and allows students greater access to teaching staff, resources and school activities.

Conceived around the ideal “Citizen, Scholar, Athlete,” Nolan Creek represents some of the best thinking in educational innovation.  We differ from the large traditional high school model in several ways.  Our smaller student body, incorporation of the "blended-learning", "flipped-classroom" instructional techniques, open-concept "green school" campus and full integration of new technology to enhance the learning experience set us apart.

Nolan Creek is a part of the Orenda Charter Schools system. Orenda Education is the sponsoring entity for Orenda Charter Schools. Orenda Education is a non-profit educational organization incorporated in 1995 and headquartered in Georgetown, Texas.