About Us

The Learning Academy of San Antonio

In 1998, states began to administer testing as a requirement for graduation. Each year, students who had finished all or more of their required credits would not be able to graduate because they failed to pass one or more state exams.

Established in 2013, the Learning Academy of San Antonio (initially named Academy of Achievement @ SA) was created to address this problem. In addition, the Academy recognized the local trend of older individuals who had been able to secure an entry-level job without a diploma now being required to secure the credential or vacate their position(s).

These individuals needed an alternative to the GED, which was usually difficult to attain within the timeline given by their employer. Today under our new name, The Learning Academy of San Antonio (effective Sept 2022), embraces all of our prior goals through our current vision of "empowering lives through education."

As a private non-profit school that receives no state funding, our Learning Academy has been able to assist over 8,000 students in earning a high school diploma in order to retain employment, enter college or training, and move forward with their future.

Volunteer Board of Directors

  • Jose O. Gallegos, Business
  • Matthew E. Gallegos, Operations
  • Santa DeLeon, Programs
  • Oscar A. Saldivar, Financials
  • Dr. Rebecca G. Soto, Superintendent - Nonvoting member

Your Future Starts Here!

The Learning Academy of San Antonio meets requirements set by Texas Legislature

House Bill 944.

Member affiliations include:

  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Small Businesses
  • National Council of Nonprofit Organizations

A Few of Our Community Partners:

SA Youthbuild
SA Housing Authority
Texas Workforce Commission
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Blind Services
San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness
Battered Women's Shelter
Guadalupe Home
NXT Level Youth - City of San Antonio