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Secondary Enrichment

Each class will infuse instruction from the expanded core curriculum into activities designed to build friendships, strengthen self-advocacy, and self-reliance all while having fun at TSBVI.

Secondary Enrichment (SE) Programs

We provide engaging and age-appropriate learning experiences designed to foster personal growth, build friendships, and strengthen self-advocacy and self-reliance.

Eligibility:

  • Middle or high school students who are blind, DeafBlind, or have low vision.
  • Ability to attend the full duration of their chosen class.
  • Minimal support requirements (moderate or less).

One-week programs (ages 12-22): Students participate in a variety of classes built around a fun and engaging theme chosen by the instructor. Activities are designed to incorporate instruction from the Expanded Core Curriculum, promoting skills and knowledge essential for success beyond school. Sometimes, special one-week classes are offered; see Camp Challenge below. 

This one-week program is offered:

  • June 23 – June 28
  • June 30 – July 5

Camp Challenge (ages 14-18): is a one-week class designed for students who will be at least 14 years of age by June 9th.

In Camp Challenge, older students explore a variety of intensive mental and physical recreational challenges within a supportive environment. Students will participate in a wide variety of activities both on and off campus. These may include a ropes course, flying in a small airplane, tandem biking, and other challenging activities.

In addition to the physical challenges provided in this program, emphasis is placed on developing self-reliance and self-confidence, contributing to overall maturity and growth. All participants will be provided social opportunities and guidance in appropriate interactions with peers and adults, within the context of developing a sense of teamwork and team accomplishment. All participants must have the physical and social ability to participate in this intense and demanding program.

This one-week program is offered:

  • June 9-14

Three-week General Education High School Credit Courses (ages 14-18): Students can earn .5 proportional credit in Art I or Physical Education through rigorous, TEKS-aligned instruction that spans three weeks. These immersive and rigorous programs provide a comprehensive learning experience within the required curriculum. Please check with your local district to ensure they will accept the credit. 

Art: Level I (.5 proportional credit each summer; attend 2 summers to receive one full credit)

This program immerses students in a vibrant exploration of diverse art forms and historical contexts. Each project cultivates their creative potential by focusing on developing technical skills, fine motor control, and sensory awareness. Importantly, the curriculum aligns with the Expanded Core Curriculum, integrating elements of self-determination such as choice-making, decision-making, problem-solving, self-advocacy, assertiveness, and goal-setting. Through active participation, students discover their artistic preferences by experimenting with a wide range of mediums. This comprehensive journey includes ceramics, papier-mâché, sewing, weaving, fiber arts, sculpting, and much more. This multi-dimensional approach fosters personal growth and a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

This three-week program is offered:

  • June 9- June 28

Physical Education: Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits (.5 proportional credit each summer; attend 2 summers to receive one full credit)

This fast-paced course offers high school students the opportunity to earn one-half Physical Education credit in three weeks. Through engaging and inclusive activities, students who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision, will actively develop their knowledge and skills in key areas aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Blending fitness and fun, this course features a diverse range of physical activities specifically designed for full participation. Students will develop a strong foundation for lifelong fitness and well-being, build confidence and positive self-esteem with peers, and earn valuable skills and strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

This three-week program is offered:

  • June 16-July 5

Contact Information:

For inquiries about these summer programs, please contact Sara Merritt, Short-Term Programs Principal, at (512) 206-9176.

Contact Us to Learn More

For information about program content, contact our SE Program Coordinators:

For information about the application process, contact the Short-Term Programs administrative team: