Bring School to Life

Students throughout Texas are thriving at Texas Connections Academy (TCAH), a tuition-free online public school. Texas Connections Academy offers an alternative to homeschooling in Texas and still gives Texas students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.


A challenging 3-12 curriculum


Experienced and certified online teachers


Activities that connect online students


Events are great ways to learn more

Texas Online School Facts

  • Texas Connections Academy (TCAH) is a free public virtual school serving students in grades 3–12 throughout Texas.
  • Administrative Office is in Houston.
  • TCAH operates as an approved Houston Independent School District (HISD) campus charter and is accredited through HISD. (Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.)
  • Nearly 96% of Texas Connections Academy parents agree that the Connections Academy curriculum is high quality. View our parent survey results.
  • Download the School Profile for Texas Connections Academy
  • View the 2019-20 School Year Calendar

2019–20 School Year
Start: August 26, 2019 
End: May 29, 2020