TEXAS EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY
Texas Empowerment Academy (TXEA) was founded in 1998 as a mechanism to provide children with an innovative alternative for educational excellence in grades K-12. Since its inception, TXEA has grown into a jewel in East Austin where primarily African-American students of all labels (i.e., at risk, special education, gifted and talented, economically disadvantaged and Title 1) attend.
Many students that have been written off as “uneducable” have been able to thrive both academically and socially in our environment. While we do firmly believe in special education and its mission, we have been able to serve all students regardless of labels, (ie. mentally unstable, emotionally disturbed, ADD, ADHD etc. ) Often times, the change in student achievement has been a matter of our accessibility to students, and our passion to cultivate them academically and emotionally by taking away the many negative issues they face in less stable environments.
Texas Empowerment Academy understands that there are two sides to education: academic and social. With the introduction of social media, less engaged adult supervision, a hyper introduction to media and the myriad of issues that children are faced with, the emotional well- being of students is becoming a huge issue. However, having engaged adults, small environments where children are both able to access and be accessible to affectionate human interaction, and positive academic support, means that our students feel better, do better and are better off than they would be in larger less personable schools. Understanding a student’s social, mental, emotional and academic needs are a main priority of our program. Many students benefit from the family environment; feeling both valued and accepted. Scientists have closely linked good academics with the social and mental well-being of students. Throughout the years, our environment has stabilized many children and families by offering a good educational environment along with a caring and compassionate staff.
The Primary and Secondary Campuses are in zip codes 78723, and 78721, where many youths and their families are living below the poverty line. Due to the enriching and stimulating atmosphere, TXEA successfully empowers and enriches students’ academic future and cultural awareness.
SCHOOL REPORT CARD Section 1111(h)(2) of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires each local education agency (LEA) that receives Title I, Part A funding to disseminate specific LEA- and campus-level data to 1) all LEA campuses, 2) parents of all enrolled students, and 3) to make the information widely available through public means such as posting on the internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.
A Charter School is tuition free public school designed to be flexible, innovative, and invigorating in the educational arena. Students are accepted regardless of background or academic record, on a first come, first-served basis. Charter Schools offer a private school environment in a public setting. Texas Empowerment Academy is a place where expectations are high and the belief that all students can learn is a reality.
WHAT IS THE TUITION AT TEXAS EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY?
As a public school, there is NO tuition to attend.
WHAT GRADE LEVELS ARE TAUGHT AT TEXAS EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY?
Our elementary campus teaches grades K – 12th.
WHAT MAKES TEXAS EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY UNIQUE?
In addition to the experience-based learning techniques used to teach the basic core subject areas of math, science, language arts, and humanities, we also offer special day-long programs that feature human development and self awareness topics. Given the rigorous academics, high standards of excellence and challenging curriculum, the goal of The Academy is to prepare each student with the knowledge and skills for success in higher education and beyond; therefore being confident, inspired, and poised to take on a world of complex and unending changes.
DOES TEXAS EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY OFFER TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS?
Transportation is provided twice a day from the elementary campus to the middle school campus. Our transportation will leave promptly at 8:00 am, and again at 4:00 pm. All students are eligible for transportation between campuses. Capital Metro Bus Route 6 Eastbound has a stop at Tannehill/J Robinson which is an approximate 10 minute walk from the school.
WHAT ARE TEXAS EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY’S RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS?
As an open enrollment charter school, The Academy accepts students from the entire Austin metropolitan area.