High School

College Planning

During students’ Junior and Senior years, our college counselor guides our families through the college application process. The goal of our program is to support both students and parents in addressing the college admissions process in a manageable student centered process. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) college admissions testing resources and timelines, creating resumes, college search, essays, organization techniques to manage the application process, Common Application & Apply Texas and requesting letters of recommendation. Each fall college Headwaters hosts recruiters from colleges and universities from around the country and the world with the aim of orienting them to our program as well as meet with our students. Parents are supported throughout the process with private counseling meetings to address specific needs of each family as well as through several group meetings targeting admissions testing, FAFSA, and parents responsibilities in the process.  

Juniors and seniors will receive .25 credits for each year of College Planning for a total of .5 credits earned.
  • Headwaters School is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and has endorsed the principles contained in the association’s Statement of Principles of Good Practice.
  • All Headwaters students and parents should familiarize themselves with the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities in the College Admissions Process as outlined by the National Association for College Admission Counseling that can be found at this link.

College Acceptance List

Our graduates have been accepted to the following colleges and universities, and have matriculated to the schools marked with an asterisk (*):
  • Abilene Christian University*
  • Academy of Art University of San Francisco
  • Agnes Scott College
  • Allegheny College
  • Allegheny College Honors Program
  • American University*
  • American University Honors Program*
  • American University of Paris*
  • American University of Rome
  • Amherst College
  • Angelo State University*
  • Antioch College*
  • Appalachian State University
  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University - Barrett Honors College*
  • Art Institute of Austin*
  • Art Institute of Dallas*
  • Auburn University
  • Austin College*
  • Austin Community College*
  • Baldwin Wallace University Honors Program*
  • Bard College
  • Bates College*
  • Baylor University*
  • Belmont University*
  • Beloit College*
  • Bennington College*
  • Berklee College of Music*
  • Blinn College*
  • Boston College
  • Boston Conservatory of Music*
  • Boston University*
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Brigham Young University*
  • Bucknell University*
  • Butler University
  • California College of the Arts*
  • California Polytechnic State University*
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carroll College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Central Washington University
  • Centre College
  • Champlain College*
  • Chapman University
  • Chatham University
  • Clark University*
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • College of Charleston*
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • College of St. Benedict
  • College of Wooster
  • Colorado College*
  • Colorado School of Mines*
  • Colorado State University*
  • Columbia College Chicago*
  • Concordia University Austin
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Concordia University at River Forest*
  • Connecticut College*
  • Cooper Union
  • Cornell College
  • Cornell University*
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Davidson College
  • Denison College
  • DePaul University
  • Dickinson College
  • Dominican University of California
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University*
  • Earlham College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eckerd College
  • Elon University*
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emerson College*
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Emory University
  • Evergreen State College*
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles*
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Fordham University
  • Fort Lewis College*
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Franklin University Switzerland
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • George Washington University Honors Program*
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Goucher College*
  • Green Mountain College
  • Grinnell College
  • Guilford College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampshire College*
  • Hawaii Pacific University*
  • Hendrix College*
  • High Point University*
  • Hofstra University
  • Howard University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Huston-Tillotson University*
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Iowa State University
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University*
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Kansas State University
  • Kenyon College
  • Knox College
  • Lawrence Technical University
  • Lawrence University*
  • Lesley University
  • Lewis & Clark College*
  • Linfield College
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn
  • Los Medanos College*
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Lubbock Christian University*
  • Lynn University*
  • Macalester College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marlboro College
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences*
  • McDaniel College
  • Merrimack College
  • Miami University, Oxford
  • Michigan State University
  • Middlebury College
  • Midwestern State University
  • Mills College*
  • Montana State University at Billings
  • Moravian College
  • Mount Holyoke College*
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Musicians Institute
  • Naropa University*
  • New College of Florida*
  • New School*
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • New York Film Academy*
  • New York University*
  • Northeastern University*
  • Northeastern University Honors Program*
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nottingham Trent University*
  • Oberlin College*
  • Occidental College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Orange Coast College*
  • Oregon College of Art & Craft
  • Oregon State University
  • Pace University, NYC
  • Parsons the New School for Design
  • Pennsylvania State University*
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University*
  • Portland State University
  • Pratt Institute*
  • Prescott College
  • Purdue University
  • Quest University
  • Reed College*
  • Regents University London
  • Regis University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Art & Design*
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Richmond The American International University in London 
  • Rider University
  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology*
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology*
  • Rutgers University*
  • San Diego State University*
  • San Francisco State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Santa Fe University of Art & Design
  • Sarah Lawrence College*
  • Savannah College of Art & Design*
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago*
  • School of Visual Arts – New York
  • Seattle University*
  • Seton Hall University
  • Sewanee: University of the South
  • Smith College*
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Southwestern University*
  • Spelman College
  • St. Andrew’s University*
  • St. Edward’s University*
  • St. Edward’s University Honors Program*
  • St. John’s University 
  • St. Mary’s University of San Antonio
  • Stanford University*
  • Stephen F. Austin University*
  • Stetson University*
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY – College of Environmental Science and Forestry – Syracuse
  • SUNY – Geneseo*
  • SUNY – Purchase
  • Swarthmore College
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Syracuse University*
  • Tampa University Honors Program
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M at Corpus Christi
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Texas A&M University*
  • Texas Christian University*
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Texas State Technical College, Waco*
  • Texas State University*
  • Texas State University Honors Program*
  • Texas Tech University*
  • Trinity College
  • Trinity University*
  • Tulane University*
  • Universidad del Valle de Mexico – Monterrey*
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam*
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin*
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alaska Southeast
  • University of Arizona*
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of California at Davis*
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of California at Los Angeles*
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of California at Santa Barbara*
  • University of California at Santa Cruz*
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado at Boulder*
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado at Denver
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Denver*
  • University of Edinburgh*
  • University of Georgia*
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa*
  • University of Hawaii at West Oahu
  • University of Houston*
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor*
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Miami
  • University of Miami Frost School of Music
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri at Columbia
  • University of Montana at Missoula
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln*
  • University of Nevada at Reno
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville*
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Texas*
  • University of North Texas School of Jazz
  • University of Oklahoma*
  • University of Oregon*
  • University of Portland*
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Redlands*
  • University of Rochester*
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco*
  • University of Southern California*
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Texas at Arlington*
  • University of Texas at Austin*
  • University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music
  • University of Texas at Austin Dean’s Scholars Program*
  • University of Texas at Austin Plan II Honors Program*
  • University of Texas at Austin Turing Scholars Honors Program*
  • University of Texas at Dallas*
  • University of Texas at San Antonio*
  • University of Texas at Tyler*
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont*
  • University of Washington*
  • University of West London*
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Ursinus College*
  • Vanderbilt University*
  • Virginia Tech University*
  • Wake Forest University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Washington State University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Webster University
  • Wesleyan University
  • West Texas A&M
  • Western Colorado University
  • Western Washington University
  • Westminster College
  • Wheaton College
  • Whitman College
  • Whittier College*
  • Willamette University*
  • Williams College
  • Woodbury University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yale University 

Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278