Unique Opportunities on Our Campus
Technology is an important part of our lives. In 2021, Redland Oaks was the recipient of a NEEF grant to open our very own, STEAM Lab. This is a place at Redland Oaks where we foster future ready skills in students. Students work on designing solutions to real world problems, collaborating with others, exploring new technologies and STEAM careers, and developing computational thinking.
Gifted & Talented
North East ISD has an elementary G/T program for identified students in grades K-5. The G/T program is designed to meet the educational needs of students performing well above peers of the same age, experience, and environment. To qualify for G/T services, students must demonstrate an academic need on nationally normed ability and achievement tests. Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and that reflect individuality and creativity. Students identified for G/T services attend G/T classes weekly. For more information, please reach out to the elementary campus G/T teacher.
In grades K-2 identified kinder, first, and second-grade students receive GT services through a pull-out service model once weekly. Young gifted learners focus their attention on different types of thinking:
- Deductive Thinking
- Inductive Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Visual/Spatial Thinking
- Evaluative Thinking
- Critical Thinking
In grades 3-5 identified third, fourth, and fifth-grade students receive GT services through a pull-out service model once weekly. Upper elementary GT students focus their learning on:
- Systems Thinking
- Masterpieces and Mysteries of Mankind
- Eminent People and Philosophy
- An intermediate GT student also has advanced experiences in literature, algebraic reasoning, Socratic seminar, and technology applications.
English as a Second Language Program
The Newcomer Program provides a safe and scaffolded learning environment where diversity is valued in transitioning students to meet high expectations for language acquisition, academic achievement, and responsible citizenship.
The NEISD Newcomer program is for recent arrival of refugees or asylees. This program provides the support of a safe learning environment in order for the students to begin acclimating to U.S. schools. The newcomer program assists students by providing linguistic, cognitive, and academic needs while holding high standards. The students will participate in the program for no more than 2 years as it depends on an individual student basis.
Unique Opportunities in Our Clusters
Welcome to the MacArthur Cluster in the North East Independent School District. As a Redland Oaks Elementary School student, your child will establish a passion, curiosity, and foundation for life-long learning while nurturing their social and emotional skills. Outside of the classroom, your child can embrace what they love or try something new through diverse clubs, programs and organizations.
Your child will discover even more opportunities at Garner and Driscoll Middle School. As their academic foundation expands in the classroom, their circle of friends and experiences will grow through new opportunities in Athletics, Fine Arts, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, competitive UIL contests, and more.
At MacArthur High School, your child will excel academically and socially while embracing beloved Brahma traditions with memories that will last a lifetime. Your child has the freedom and support to pursue their passions in a variety of programs, organizations, and clubs – from Athletics to JROTC, Band, Dance, PALS, Photography, UIL, and much more. MacArthur is proud to be the only Dual Language high school in NEISD with thriving bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural students. MacArthur is also home to NEISD’s unique magnet program MacUP. These future educators get a head start as a UTSA student and can graduate with more than 50 hours of college credit that goes toward their teaching degree.
There’s so much to discover in the MacArthur cluster. Thank you for choosing NEISD.