An Introduction to Tekoa Academy
of Accelerated Studies STEM School

About Tekoa

Tekoa Charter School, Inc. was a divine inspiration given to our Founder/CEO Dr. Paula Richardson in October of 1997. Tekoa came from the Holy Bible in the Old Testament Book of Amos.

 

Dr. Richardson was embraced and supported by the Port Arthur community to open the charter school. Dr. Richardson's spiritual advisor, Pastor Marvin E. Moore of Harvest Time Bible Church (Port Arthur, TX) donated his church to use as the first educational building. Today, that building stands as the Central Administration Building.

Tekoa Charter School, Inc. dba Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies became a certified open enrollment public charter school on May 1, 1999. The Texas Education Agency deemed the approval of the school to give parents and students in the South County Community in Southeast Texas an opportunity to have a choice in public education.

 

The Academy opened August 16, 1999 with grades K - 6th.

In 2001, the Texas Education Agency approved the Academy to expand grade levels to Pre-K 3 and 4 year olds through the 12th grade. In 2003, the Academy received status of Academically Accepted and was approved a ten-year recertification. In 2009, the Academy received status of Recognized.

Tekoa Academy has expanded to the city of Orange, TX with grade levels Pre-K 3 and 4 year olds through the 5th grade. Planning is underway for the expansion into Houston, TX.

Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies STEM School will graduate its 4th class of high school seniors in June 2013.

Who is Tekoa?

Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies is an institute of academic excellence dedicated to empowering the learning community with knowledge, wisdom, pride, integrity and compassion. Its' innovative and diverse curriculum produces victorious students ready to embrace and enjoy future successes.
The mission of Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies is to create an academically challenging environment that provides the learning community with maximum and diverse opportunities.
Each member of the Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies community strives toward artistic, scholastic, and moral excellence. We are devoted to demonstrating respect in all phases of school life. Together we pledge ourselves to honesty, self-respect, compassion and the active pursuit of learning. We will honor our community with conduct that enables us to celebrate our individual and collective achievements.
To provide a teacher-parent-student partnership that will positively affect the success of the students learning and progress in school.
Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies’ core curriculum consists of Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Science; differentiating the curriculum using integrated, interdisciplinary, thematic approach.

Tekoa Academics

At Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies S.T.E.M. School our curriculum has been infused with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses. This year we introduce to the curriculum, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Digital & Interactive Media, Robotics, and Engineering Design and Problem Solving.

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Curriculum

Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies S.T.E.M. School's curriculum is of rigourous standards. Our courses are Honors, Pre-AP, AP, and STEM based. We follow the Texas Education Knowledge and Skills as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. We also use a supplemental curriculum which gives our core subject educators additonal resources to implement in their instructions. That supplement is called CSCOPE. CSCOPE is a comprehensive, customized, user-friendly curriculum support system.

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Counselor Corner

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner! Here you will find informative information that will help you guide your student to educational excellence. It's here you will find Test Prep Help, College Prep Documents, Links to Useful site that assist in preparing for the transition from High School to College.


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Our Students

Come from a variety of backgrounds which adds to our rich diverse culture here at Tekoa Academy. Our students excel in every endeavor they take part in. They are more than prepared for college, life and all that they have to offer.

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Bright Future

Pull up a chair. Take a seat. Make a decision to give of yourself to build new campuses, expand to areas in need, and impact student success to guide our youth to a brighter future.

Want More

Overview not enough. Click HERE and you will be taking to our full length website. Thank you in advance for your interest in Tekoa Academy. We look forward to hearing from you!