Learn AboutTexas Connections Academy @ Houston

All kinds of Texas students from Hill Country to the South Texas Plains, and from the Gulf Coast to Piney Woods are finding their way forward thanks to the classes, teachers and unique opportunities of Texas Connections Academy.
Creating Opportunity

A Tuition-Free Online Public School in Texas, for Texans

Texas students deserve the chance to go far in life. Texas Connections Academy helps them get there by engaging their minds, building their character and preparing them for a changing world. We’ll partner with you to give your child what they need to become what they want to be.

Texas Connections Academy @ Houston is a tuition-free online public school that students in grades 3–12 attend from home. Part of the Houston Independent School District, Texas Connections Academy is state certified and open to students throughout Texas, including Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Laredo, Amarillo, and Fort Worth.

Our History

Helping Texas Students Succeed Since 2009

Texas Connections Academy opened as a tuition-free online public school in Texas in 2009 and has been helping students ignite their passions and find a path to success ever since.

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Our mission

Texas Connections Academy is a leader in virtual education excellence that provides unparalleled individualized learning experiences for Texas students. Our Texas virtual public school is designed to prepare and inspire students to maximize their potential, prepare for college, and succeed in an ever-changing world.


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The Texas Connections Academy Experience

How Online Public School Can Lead Your Child to Success

Passionate Teachers

Texas Connections Academy teachers love what they do. Every day, they get to help students explore the world, finding new ways to engage their students’ minds and spark their curiosity. Texas state-certified and specially trained in online education, our teachers are the guides who lead students toward a bright future.

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Empowered Parents

As a Texas Connections Academy parent, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of your child’s learning journey. As their Learning Coach, you’ll be able to help them stay on track. And we’ll be by your side, making sure you have everything you need to give your child the best support.

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Strong Community

Parents, students, teachers and staff are the heart of Texas Connections Academy. And, together, we’ve formed a community committed to collaboration in everything we do. This helps every student grow socially and emotionally while expanding their mind.

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