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3-12
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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 3,890

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10550 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77042

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(281) 496-4553
(281) 496-4697
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December 11, 2014
I took my son from brick and mortar school and chose Connections Academy. I found Connections Academy by chance and I was able to get him into this school in a matter of days. I have to admit it was a big overwhelming at first. The website seemed so confusing to me. When do the lessons start? How is it graded? How long do we have to work etc. I love that the teachers are available to answer any questions. Weeks have passed now and I have to say that as the days go by we have loved the curriculum. My son needed some one on one time & attention which he was not receiving at brick & mortar school. I love that I am able to assist my own child. We take our time with the lessons. We will review as many times as he needs to be able to understand the lessons. He attends live lessons which the student is able to listen to and interact in a classroom type setting. Yes, it's rigorous but it's worth it. My son has A's & B's which he has never had. The one on one attention is definitely what he needed and CA was able to provide that opportunity for us. I highly recommend if you have the time required and your child needs that extra attention and help that isn't provided at a regular school.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2014
Teachers at TCAH are asked to hyper-manage student attendance, paperwork, documentation and truancy concerns, rather than teach. We are teachers, not attendance clerks or compliance officers. Workplace morale is not a concern of administrators, but it should be. They ignore it or disregard it by saying Everyone is stressed . The climate of this school is negative, high-stress, demands my time away from being a parent and human being, and is led by administrators who do not lead by example. I absolutely love my students, they are the reason I teach. I would advise any parent interested in TCAH, especially as an escape from the public school student, to look carefully at the requirements and expectations of both yourself and your student. This curriculum is excessively rigorous, sometimes unnecessarily, and requires a student who is at or near instructional grade level in the 4 core areas. If your student struggles in math or reading, this program does not allow for remediation or reteaching, unfortunately.

- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2014
I think that Texas Connection Academy Houston is an awesome school. This is our third year, (6th, 7th and 8th), and I have nothing but awesome things to say. Every school is not right for every type of student. I understand some of the negative complaints, maybe Texas Connection Academy Houston is not the right fit for your child. I am a former public school teacher, and I pulled my child out of public school due to recent budget cuts and overcrowded classrooms. I own my own business assisting college bound students in the college admission process. I let clients know that they must choose the college that best fit their major, and their specific learning needs. Parents should do the same when choosing a school for their child. Parents need to do their research and realize they have options in choosing a school, just as they have options in choosing a college for their college bound child. There are many types of schools for PRE K - 12 Grade: Public, Private, Magnet, Charter, Religious, Home School, Virtual, Boarding School, and Performing Arts Schools. One school type does not fit every child, the parent has to research each and see which one is the BEST FIT for their child.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2014
I have two kids at This school (online), i have been having issues with the teachers and all the staff. The first week of school i requested to get books for my 9th graded and everybody told me no! They dont try to help you find solutions, they are just not willing to help. I asked if i can just print the books from pearson (the online book), well that was not an options either. My only option... You need it? Buy them! Yes, that was the solution for a "free public" school. On top of that, today i got a phone call from the principle assistance, to help me after a month, well she wanted to talked about saving the trees??? Excuse me, i dont wanna be rude but unless you are calling to give me a solution, i dont think a need a talk about trees. As you can imagine, if you dont agree to what they said they just hung up on you. Which is not the first time they do that. They all nice "trying" to help you but when you need real help then you see the real face. This is my personal opinion of my experience with the majority of the staff from this virtual school.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
This school is a nightmare! My daughter has been enrolled in Texas Connections Academy for two weeks , and we already see cracks in their educational system. She's enrolled full-time and failing every subject! This so-called 'virtual' high school is a joke. It's putting taxpayer dollars in the pockets of a for-business online charter school with a horrible curriculum. My daughter will be attending a local public school in the community next week.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2014
TCAH is just awful, in terms of organization and administration. I agree with some of the previous reviews, in that the school director and school principal are both very patronizing, ungenuine and either very passive or unnecessarily aggressive in their dealings with our family. We enjoyed our teachers for the most part, but our daughter's favorite teacher quit early last year, and then discovered some disturbing details about administration's handling of this teacher's quitting. We also had a very disheartening encounter with one of the 7th grade language arts teachers who thought it was her job to tell my daughter how to talk on the phone and was not very nice in how she went about it. We tried several times to discuss with administration about our concerns and about field trips and were transferred between several people on the phone, never given a clear-cut answer and then eventually gave up. We are pleased to not be returning to this school for the upcoming school year.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2014
This was our 2nd year at TCAH and my 7th and 3rd grader love it. The curriculum is more rigorous than traditional school. They don t teach to the test they went through all the textbook material so my kids are getting a more rounded education. My kids and I both had more quality time with their teachers and they loved the flexibility the school allows. Some people misunderstand what flexibility means. You need to keep up with the lessons and do them in a timely manner. Flexibility comes as when during the week you do them. Your involvement is not only welcomed but is necessary. You can t expect to leave your kids with little supervision and expect this to work. They are after all kids. Both my kids received commended on their STAAR tests. We needed accommodations for one of my kids due to some health concerns and TCAH went out of their way to make sure that it was taken care of. My interactions with the administration were excellent. I was impressed by the scholarships and college acceptances that I heard about at the EOY awards ceremony. I m not sure where the previous poster got their ratings, but the TEA website's 2013 ratings show them doing quite well. We LOVE TCAH!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
I am not sure why there are so many negitive comments. I have two children in this program 3rd and 6th. They did very well. The staff was wonderful. It's hard work but we welcome that. You need to be a good strong learning coach. We will return next year!! My family drove to Houston to meet the staff and some teachers and that was a positive experience. We have also taken part in the field trips the school offers again a pleasent experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
My son has been attending this school for the past 3 years. I read a couple negative reviews recently that I find puzzling. Our experience with the school has been pretty positive. The teachers are responsive. The schedule is flexible and the lessons are informative and easy to follow. Just because a course and/or curriculum is flexible, doesn't mean that you can drop doing any work at all. For example, my son preferred to work on one subject at a time--meaning, he would work only science for 2 or 3 days solid. He kept working, rotating between his subjects and finished in plenty of time. Occasionally a teacher would reach out and make sure all was well and help get us moving when things seem to stall, but I wouldn't describe their concern as harassment. My son does not participate in any special programs or the like, so maybe kids requiring more specialized help would do better in a brick and mortar setting-I don't know. All I know is that my son is happy with the program and is thriving; he did very well on all his STAAR tests and asked to continue with Connections next year.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
DO NOT ENROLL IN THIS SCHOOL. This school is very disorganized. We have been harassed endlessly by teachers and the school director and the principal with countless hostile phone calls about my son completing work they told us during information sessions we had flexible time in completing (which was a lie) because of his IEP for special needs. The director of special populations has not been compliant with special ed law and my son was forced to take STAR tests without the accommodations he was permitted to take by law per his IEP. We also did not have the required ARD meeting before the STAR test. I agree with previous reviews that call the school director patronizing and the principal very rude. The teachers are very insistent in their work being completed NOW. There is no flexibility in completing work. Dont let them fool you. You must follow their schedule. We have also been told that the principal told teachers in meetings that she "hates" elementary students. Why then is this lady running a school? This place is a joke and we have been misled what this school is really about. DO NOT ENROLL IN THIS SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
TCAH is poorly run. Administration is uncooperative and inconsistent in their enforcement of policies and procedures. I forgot to log attendance for 3 days and the teacher told me she was told to mark it for me by the principal. Last time I checked I think that is illegal. My neighbor has a daughter enrolled and her teacher reminded her to mark attendance, no mention of being told to mark it for them by the principal. They threaten withdrawal all of the time but don't follow through. The teachers are forced to become the bad guys but our teacher tells us the truth that the principals are hounding and threatening them. This place needs help.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
Why is this school being sold as the "highest rated virtual school in the state" when according to TEA standards it is academically unacceptable in several areas? I am all for silver linings, but this appears to be a stretch. From my experience, the teachers are high quality, but appear to be inhibited by the policies and procedures put in place by administration. The school director and principal are very patronizing and disingenuous with regards to the care for students. Communication between administration and teachers as well as among administrators appears to be very lacking. I am told one thing by administrators that makes no sense, the teacher tells me the opposite that makes sense and appears to be the legitimate truth. Appears to be a case of "if it doesn't make sense, it's not true". Administration needs a major overhaul at this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
ADVANTAGE: As in any school, teachers are hit or miss. We have found more hits than misses here. There are a few teachers to miss but it appears the ones that have been there the longest are fabulous. In particular, my child's 8th grade social studies teacher is fantastic- very friendly and helpful. She is our favorite! DISADVANTAGES: Administration is very unorganized, difficult to reach and confrontational when they are reached. Found it disturbing that a certain administrator at this school was on the Houston news making references to "pant dropping" in public schools. Teachers are moved far too frequently- my child's classes rotate too often with new teachers who appear untrained of how to use their online portal. The teachers we've had issues with lack appropriate communication skills. Conversations with my children have been awkward, sometimes inappropriate and condescending. OVERALL- I would recommend this school if it were under different leadership and several teachers were replaced, and their policy of circulating teachers regularly was changed. My children suffer from incompetent teachers who don't know how to use their system.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2014
We love TCAH, this is our first year, a lot of work, but the teachers are great, both my children are maintaining a B average, we love it.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2014
Connection Academy is a HORRIBLE school , First of all the curriculum is very boring the way they organize the course get's boring after 1 week for every course it starts with Book-Review-question . They make learning very dull and, Like me all of my life I have been doing public school and when I came to this school, I lost all of my friends and now I have no friends I feel lonely at this school . PLEASE WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T JOIN THIS SCHOOL IT'S DULL AND DOES NOT SPARK INTEREST IN STUDENTS LEARNING

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2013
My daughter attended Texas Connections Academy for a couple of months. She loved it and so did we as her parents! Great school; teachers and staff. The curriculum was ahead of regular public school. We moved to a small town and my daughter decided to try public school again and so far she is ahead in her regular public school and we believe it was because of Texas Connections Academy. They really made the process of enrollment easy and when we decided to withdrawal her they were very kind. Her homeroom teacher even called her to wish her the best in her new school. I could go on and on with great things to say about this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
I did the review in the middle of the summer about the ease of registration and helpfulness of the registration staff. Now that we are 6 weeks in I wanted to update and say that we're still very impressed and pleased with this school. The instruction is rigorous but enjoyable. My 3rd grader is enjoying learning and working through her lessons. The teachers have been very involved and easy to reach. The portfolios take a lot of work but have very really benefits in student understanding of the subjects. Very happy with this curriculum and set-up!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
TCAH is a wonderful school because it lets your child learn with the best learning style and pace that is right for them. The teacher are always available to answer questions and talk with you or the student at any given time. The curriculum is the best I've seen in the Texas schools my son has attended. They have art and music and all the academics as well. The schedule is laid out and and the UI is not complicated so my 3rd grader can get on and do his school work without confusion. Since he's been at TCAH his grades and attitude towards school have greatly improved since attending TCAH. We started our 2nd year here this year and it's been great. His Teacher is just as great this year as last year!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
We are enjoying being a part of this school. My son has contact with his teachers any time he needs help and we have the flexibility to do the lessons when it is convenient for us. Plus, we didn't have to spend money on school supplies!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
Our family is new to Texas Connections Academy at Houston. However, my children are teens, so I am fully qualified to comment on the preparation and planning involved in starting a new school year. When my children attended traditional school and a smaller charter school, it could take up to a week before they actually began their school work. Unfortunately, instructors have to spend the first few days on housekeeping, distributing materials, and imparting rules. Our experience with TCAH was completely different. My kids hit the ground running on the first day. They've had their materials since mid-July and received communication and assignments from each of their teachers the Saturday before classes began. I believe the TCAH experience will be excellent preparation for college. Success with this school requires the students to be independent, self-directed, and self-motivated. Good time management skills are a must, both for the students and the parents. Thanks to the support tools provided by TCAH, I looking forward to the challenge of keeping my family on track for stellar school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
I love this school...my daughter does her work on her on time and her own pace..I also can learn new things while helping her.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
I swear this school just keeps getting better and better as the year goes on. The comfort of home and not all the judgement and assumptions that there is in public schools. This school is a great school for anyone who has a child that wants to learn and is very smart he or she just does not get along well with other individuals. I have a daughter with Bipolar and ADHD as well people are quick to judge so that interfered with her school work with connections academy she is able to do her school work focus on her grades and not worry about the bulling and other distractions of public school. The teachers are focused more on the students it is almost like we have a private tutor for each subject. The teachers are really focused on the students and the small amount of individual attention can make a world of difference exspecially when you have children that are use to being pushed aside by other students and teachers. Their focus here at Connections Academy is right where it needs to be on the students and not on the testing and reputation. WTG CONNECTIONS ACADEMY.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
With the crisis today in brick & mortar schools it's been a blessing to have my boys be able to complete school requirements from the comforts of home. They still benefit from free public school curriculum, teachers, books, activities, clubs, yearbook etc.. without the worries of bullies and disrespectful classmates. I feel sorry for teachers these days that spend more time disciplining than actually teaching. I also like the fact that I can maintain a christian-faith based environment that has slowly been taken away in the schools with the removal of prayer and christian and American history. This school has awesome and dedicated teachers and staff. My kids enjoy the Live Lessons, access to great videos like Discovery, and a self paced environment where they are free to be challenged above and beyond. This school is great for kids that are frequently sick or involved in the movie business or sports and who require the ability to have a flexible schedule.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
As a parent I highly recommend Texas Connections Academy at Houston. This will be our 8th year working with the Connections Academy team and they get better every year. This is our 3rd year in the program in Texas. I love their structured online learning system as well as the availability of the teachers. My daughters are soaring in this program!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
Texas Connections Academy at Houston (CA) is a FANTASTIC school! Students are learning virtually as well as with the assistance of a Learning Coach and Teachers who are helping the student to strive for excellence! We have tried homeschooling using our own designed curriculum, public brick and mortar school, as well as other virtual schools, but we have found that CA offers more in the innovative curriculum, friendly teachers, and helpful administration. We have been with CA for 4 years now. By teaching our children by means of CA, our family has grown closer together, my children are no longer bullied as they were in the traditional brick and mortar school, and they get the personal attention that they need to succeed in school. Also, I don't have the headache of coming up with my own curriculum! I no longer worry if my children are where they are "supposed" to be in school. I love that the teachers and admin are available. I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone who wants to educate their children in a loving environment. Choosing CA has been one of the best decisions I have made as a parent and I am truly thankful to have found such a great school for my children!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
This is our second year at Connections Academy and we chose to return because this education format affords us the opportunity to allow our student to soar in subjects where she is strong, and to take our time in areas where she needs more time. We see her progress everyday, what she's learning, and can use all the hours available to learn She is not lost in a sea of children where one teacher is supposed to tailor the curriculum to 10 different needs, trying to be all things to all people (impossible) so no one really gets a quality education. There are no bullies here and we can be sure that our student is living and learning our values and not being taught values that we don't agree with or approve of. It does take commitment from an intelligent adult to be the 'Learning Coach' because they are administering the materials, but "LiveLessons" are held by the teachers. The curriculum is challenging so this isn't homeschooling as people may think where Mom comes up with curriculum and riding a roller coaster is a physics lesson. We are happy with Connections Academy and feel that our student is making excellent academic progress. Her TAKS tests were as expected.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2013
This school is a great option for many families who are looking to school children at home but want more structure and accountability for their children's education. The teachers are wonderful and there is so much more to the school than looking at a computer screen all day. I feel as though my students get a very well rounded education while I can be involved and our family can be together.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
My son enrolled in TCAH in October 2012 as an 8th grader. Though he enrolled late, the staff worked with us to get him caught up timely. The program is tremendous for kids who are self-motivated and parents who are disciplined. You will get out of this experience as much as you want; it really is up to the student. My son does better in a classroom setting. However, I can see how this could be a great fit for some students. The teachers were very friendly and cared about my son's progress. I would use TCAH again if the need arose.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
The teachers with Texas Connections Academy at Houston are fabulous and very dedicated to the success of their students. My 6th grader has state testing this week so she's been quite anxious. I received a personal phone call from one of the teachers scheduled to supervise during testing, and it touched my heart to have such sincere concern for my child. This teacher isn't even one of my child's assigned core teachers! She voluntarily contacted us because my child's Math teacher expressed concern to her about my daughter. On top of this, my child's Math teacher even sent an endearing email of encouragement the day before her test. Who does that anymore? Our family feels truly blessed to have such a wonderful support system of teachers that love their job AND their students!

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2012
Our first virtual school experience was with the National Connections Academy in the Spring of 2012. While it took some getting used to, our son was able to progress through his classes at his own pace. His teachers were responsive and he is/was learning and grasping new concepts. This year, we enrolled my son, a middle school student, in the Texas Connections Academy--mainly to save the cost of paying the tuition (National Connections Academy is a private school). While I did not enjoy doing all the hoop jumping required, it was the same hoop jumping I had to do when I enrolled my son in the local public school the year before. While I did have some difficulty reaching someone on the phone a couple times (during the enrollment process), folks did timely return my calls and emails. We rec'd his materials with plenty of time to spare. He is close to finishing the end of his first semester. He is on track and he is doing well. He speaks with one or more of his teachers every week and enjoys the freedom he has with planning his day. I am curious to see how well he tests in the STAAR test this coming Spring. For right now, we are very happy and satisfied with the program.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2012
I applied to this school MONTHS ago. I sent them EVERYTHING they asked for, on time, some of it TWICE. They NEVER responded to my emails in a timely manner and, after all this frustration, I was told they were not able to enroll him because the enrollment period had ended. If their incompetent staff had done their jobs, I wouldn't have wasted my time with them and my son would be in school now. DO NOT GO WITH THIS SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
I enjoy watching my son being engaged in his own education. He can go at his own pace. The school has all resources available to him for every course. The interactive programing online is setup so perfect for getting his lessons taken care of. The school personnel are open for help and are a pleasure to speak to and very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2012
In the short time my son has been enrolled in this school I have seen him become much more engaged in the learning process, better study and reading skills, self motivation and confidence in his own abilities. I have received more support and guidance from his teachers and staff than I have in the past 2 years of his old school. Whenever I have had a question I have gotten very fast responses from teachers and others. I cannot say enough about this great program As far as enrollment I applied very close to the start date of school they helped me get my son in from the first day of school.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2012
When we applied for this school, after all of the paperwork and jumping through hoops they waited till the last second to tell us that our child was ineligible because the Texas Senate passed something just very recently that will prevent her from attending. This makes our second attempt with this school and it is the last. There were quite a few rude staff members when we tried to get information, but at least when we did get someone helpful, we did get help.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2012
The school's accreditation holds no weight when it comes time to apply for college. The quality of the courses are not good. If you are stuck like we were, try K-12, at least their staff is genuinely interested in helping children.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
Ok so i actually went to this school my sophomore year of high school in 10-11... honestly if your considering this school i would just forget about it and consider something else. First of all not lying i didn't learn NOTHING the whole year i went here. There are no teachers no lessons just test and video things that are hard to get anything out of it. The "teachers" never answer the phone and when they do it's quite awkward. speaking of awkward there are like these live lessons 2x a week for every class where like there is this chat room and the teacher like talks into the computer which made me feel really umm awkward. The test Answers for this school are ALL OVER THE INTERNET, parents. so if your a kid that just wants to do nothing and learn nothing and sit at home and play zelda for a whole school year, then this place is for you. when i was ready for 11th grade i went back to a public school and ALL of my credits from connections academy transfered and the people at TCAH were soooo helpful. thats why they get two stars and not one. well i got things to do goodbye.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2012
This is quality educations that challenges a childs mind, takes parental involvement and dedication. Connections Academy has well qualified, caring teachers that are always available.. I am proud that our family gets to be part of better education, and a great oppurtunity. This is not "homeschool", this is an online public school. Your children will have a teacher and a principal, attend live lessons and go on fieldtrips and yes take the state mandated test required by law.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
Bypass this school they are disorganized, takes weeks to get supplies and books regardless what the issues are tech(computer theres) The blame is always no parent involvement so the family is unsuccessful. When really its there product and slow site! In the 17 days my kids was in this school there was no real support. They talk about it not being like regular 8-4 school but then tell you and your kids should work with in those hours. But the parent is a unsuccessful coach regardless of the amount of time spent on the phone, if there not a stay at home parent!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
TCAH has given my son the opportunity to learn at his own pace, which he wasn't allowed to do at his regular public school. At 8 years old, he was able to move quickly from 5th grade math thru Pre-Algebra, all in one year. I recommend this school highly for subject acceleration as the staff and teachers make every effort to accommodate to your child's learning needs. The teachers are well prepared and make the live lessons fun and interesting. The curriculum is very demanding but it can be done with organization and a desire to learn. My son was able to focus his energy on academics while having enough time to devote to other areas such as beginning programming, soccer, and Spanish. All of this without having to be "at school" from 8-3 everyday. We were also able to participate in 3-4 educational field trips per month. Our overall experience was wonderful and we don't have any complaints.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2011
TCAH is awesome! It is not for everyone, and it isn't perfect. We have been at this school since the pilot year and have loved it-many opportunities for challenges and different experiences educationally. Many wonderful teachers! My child has blossomed and matured educationally. The staff is focused on developing potential and allowing the kids to actually LEARN, not just regurgitate facts for test scores.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2011
I just finished my first year of teaching at TCAH and was reallty impressed with the rigor of the curriculum. I also enjoyed how the teaching process involves the teacher, parent, and student. The staff and administration is awesome as well.

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2011
The best thing I can say about TCAH even with their great curriculum, staff, etc., is that they really put the kids first. (With the priority on the kids, all of the other stuff falls into place.) My son was enrolled in another virtual charter for two years, and he (and we, his parents) had a really bad experience there. When I first heard about TCAH, I'd thought about it for my son, but we held off, because I'd heard that they had more restrictions on their school due to the way their charter was written. We finally decided to try TCAH when the other school had become unbearable. Our biggest hurdle to enroll was that our son, on paper, looked like he wasn't working at grade level, because of his grades. He failed practically every course because of their methods. But, because he passed all of his TAKS tests, TCAH allowed him to enroll and at his correct grade level. The difference has been night & day. My son is now a straight-A student, because he now understands the lessons. The teachers are happy to work with parents to make sure the kids are on track. The Live Lessons are relevant to what the kids are working on. My only regret is that we didn't enroll sooner.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2011
In the last 2 years, we have had wonderful curriculum, teachers and success in the program. The teachers are available immediately to help the students, all you have to do is call or email. They regularly have live lessons with students each week. My daughter went from barely passing public school and spending 6+ hours each night studying. Now she spends about 6 hours a day on school and has carried a straight A average for the entire 2 years. She is in 9th grade and was recently one of 18 students accepted into the Junior Honor's Society. The curriculum is much harder than public school, but she finally understands it. They link to great programs like Discovery Channel's educational curriculum, but it is in the lessons exactly where it applies. I have access to all the learning resources I need to help my daughter succeed, including extra worksheets and answers. We regularly participate in monthly field trips in the Dallas area and have met a lot of other great TCAH families all having similar success. Finally there is a free public school that values teachers and treats parents as a partner for your child's success!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2011
I have NO IDEA why Texas Connections Academy would get a rating of 3 out of 10. According to this site's report, TCAH received ratings of 80% or greater in every subject on the TAKS test except for 7th grade math. We are in our 2nd year of Texas Connections Academy. We have 3 very bright children. We have tried public, private, home school and charter schools and we feel we have finally found the answer to all our problems in Texas Connections Academy. The material is challenging so my children are being pushed and the material is engaging so they are not bored. This semester ALL of my children's teachers have a Master's degree so there is no doubt of their qualifications. Most of the teachers are seasoned teachers and all are passionate about helping kids learn. My 11 year old went from barely passing the TAKS test to commended performance in ONE YEAR attending Texas Connections Academy. If you are looking for a program where you plop your child down in front of a monitor and walk away expecting miracles this is not the program for you but if you are able to be a part of your child's learning experience this program can provide your child with an OUTSTANDING education.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2011
This was our first year with TCAH and while at first it was a bit over welming it has been the best decision we have made as a family. My daughters have had their attitudes change. Teachers have been wonderful and the lessons take you step by step on what to do. The only complaint I have is that for some reason they are having a hard time getting the state of Texas to approve high school, so I might have to find some where else for my daughter to go for next year :(

- submitted by a parent
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Texas Connections Academy at Houston
10550 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX  77042
(281) 496-4553
Last modified Texas Connections Academy at Houston is a Charter school that serves grades 3-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Texas Connections Academy at Houston Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top