The CONNECT Academy is a Generation 19 open enrollment charter school applicant. We will be applying for charter authorization from the Texas Education Agency in February 2014.
The CONNECT Academy will serve students in grades 6-8 in its first year and will subsequently add a grade level every year until we reach grade 12.
The CONNECT Academy will be a dynamic educational institution designed to meet the holistic needs of students in Fort Bend Country. Taking the concept of college prep to the next level, TCA will offer students a rich and rigorous college preparatory curriculum, college-like experiences and atmosphere, academic/visual and performing arts/athletic concentrations, wrap-around services (i.e mental health and minor healthcare), and character development/resilience training.
Our vision is to directly address student performance, engagement, and social and emotional development by “arming” students with the knowledge, tools, and connections needed during their academic careers in order to gain and be successful beyond their educational experience. Our long term goal is to challenge students to take an active role in their education, think critically and innovatively, navigate and maintain positive working relationships, explore and realize their inherent potential, and effectively plan for the future. With strong leadership, highly-qualified teachers, and a strong work ethic, The CONNECT Academy will successfully meet its mission to:
- To provide a safe environment where adolescents may grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
- To provide opportunities to learn and enhance students’ skill base for future success.
- To nurture, shape, and encourage the formation of goals, dreams, and aspirations.
- To provide a complete, quality education to our students.
We are currently seeking funding for our startup year expenses. With any organization, starting up requires a tremendous amount of preparation, work, and funding. Your funding and donations will assist with site selection and securing a facility, purchasing instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and furniture, launching highly qualified staff and student recruitment campaigns, and launching promotion and marketing campaigns. Additionally, your donations will help us to fund our summer enrichment program, Camp CONNECT, which will provide a safe place for our prospective students to participate in arts education, community services, educational field trips, and academic preparation during the summer before we open.