Texas Online High School Program

Online education is a natural fit for today’s teens. High school students have grown up with the Internet, and they use technology to connect with each other and their interests every day. Who better to take advantage of the benefits and possibilities of a free online high school program?

The Texas Connections Academy @ Houston (TCAH) virtual high school curriculum is fine-tuned to launch each student into a successful future. While math, science, English, and social studies form the core of the curriculum, TCAH also offers a wide variety of virtual high school courses that provide a solid foundation for whatever path graduates choose: attending college or starting a career.

Virtual High School Courses in Texas

  • Core and Elective Courses: Our inclusive set of core virtual high school courses covers subjects in math, science, English, and social studies. We also offer many elective courses in areas such as foreign languages, digital technology, and art.
  • Honors and Advanced Placement® (AP®)* Courses: Our online Honors and AP courses are particularly beneficial for college-bound students or any ambitious student who wishes to demonstrate mastery in a specific subject area.
  • College Courses: Students may be able to take college courses while still in high school, simultaneously earning high school and college credit.
  • NCAA-Approved Courses: TCAH core high school courses are approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center. View a list of currently approved courses.

For more information, review the high school sample lessons and read about Connection Academy's academic partners.

Support and Guidance

TCAH online high school students work collaboratively with their counselors and Learning Coaches to develop a personal learning plan for academic progress and postsecondary planning. Every core subject is taught by highly qualified and certified teachers with expertise in their relevant content areas.

Preparing for Graduation and Beyond

To make sure that the graduating class of seniors are well prepared for the transition out of online high school, Connections Academy provides:

  • A College Planning Club to help students develop a portfolio that focuses on elements sought by college admissions committees
  • Access to a full-time, certified school counselor
  • Assistance in creating a four-year academic plan
  • College and career planning, including:
    • Guidance in finding appropriate college or career opportunities
    • College application process LiveLesson® online workshops, including information on local colleges/universities
    • Financial aid and scholarship LiveLesson online workshops
    • Free access to college admissions test preparation online courses and information about test dates, locations, etc.
    • Official transcripts
  • Additional extracurricular activities such as Student Advisory Council and Debate Club

We offer in-depth support to ensure that students understand the Texas Connections Academy @ Houston virtual high school graduation requirements and are well prepared for life beyond high school.

Learn More About Graduation Requirements

Interacting in a Virtual Classroom

Student interaction is a critical part of the overall educational process. While most of the instruction supports anytime, anywhere learning, students also participate in a live online classroom environment through LiveLesson technology. This is also the technology students use to turn in homework assignments and securely track their own progress.

Learn More About the Technology

* AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

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Experience High School Your Way

If you’re looking for a new, exciting alternative to the traditional classroom setting, check out our resources for teens to learn more about the benefits of enrolling in a virtual high school program.

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