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WHY CROSSTIMBERS ACADEMY?

Crosstimbers Academy employs innovative and comprehensive learning techniques to provide students with an individualized, focus-based education. Serving grades 9-12, Crosstimbers Academy offers flexibility and convenience with multiple schedules per day. Scholars are encouraged to participate in morning or afternoon coursework affording them the ability to garner life skills outside of the traditional educational environment. Our motivated and experienced educators employ the latest project-based learning techniques and educational systems to motivate and nurture each scholar to achieve their highest potential.

OUR MISSION

The Crosstimbers Academy Board of Directors, Faculty, and Staff will insure an environment of safety, respect, and accountability while students prepare to improve quality of life. The school provides an equitable opportunity for students to acquire a sound academic and career-focused education. Students receive a strong foundation in humanities, science, mathematics, and career technology. Interdisciplinary curriculum is presented in a way relevant to each student’s world. Specialized support is provided for students preparing for careers that require post-secondary training. Graduates shall enter the global labor force with marketable skills, embracing a positive work ethic.

Crosstimbers Academy Students at a Science Fair
Crosstimbers Academy Student and Teacher Enjoying a Pie to the Face

What Is a Charter School?

The Texas legislature created public charter schools in February 1996 to, “have the flexibility to adapt to the educational needs of individual students and encourage more innovation and education.” Public charter schools are a free alternative to traditional school settings.

Charter schools are public schools that have the flexibility to adapt to the educational needs of individual students.  Charter schools vary in mission and model, serving a wide range of students, many with needs beyond the one-size-fits-all traditional public school.  Often, charter schools provide a personalized learning environment that promotes greater student achievement.  In exchange for some autonomy, charter schools have increased accountability and must meet the testing standards dictated by the state.

Charter schools in Texas were specifically created to accomplish the following goals (Texas Education Code § 12.001):

  • Improve student learning
  • Increase the choice of learning opportunities within the public school system
  • Create professional opportunities that will attract new teachers to the public school system
  • Establish a new form of accountability for public schools
  • Encourage different and innovative learning methods

 

See more about Charter Schools: txcharterschools.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Crosstimbers Academy Related

You can contact us to schedule a visit; pick up an application at 236 Harmony Rd. Weatherford, TX 76087; or you can download our applications and ENROLL NOW!

Please contact us via telephone at 817.594.6220, mail a formal request to PO Box 1327, Weatherford, TX 76086 or contact us through our website in order to obtain a transcript of your scholastic history.

Crosstimbers Academy offers a unique flexible school schedule. For students who are early birds, our morning schedule is from 8 AM – 12 PM. Those scholars who work better in the afternoon can attend from 12 PM – 4 PM.

Crosstimbers Academy is proud to be a part of the wolfpack! Our mascot is the Timberwolf.

Charter Related

No. Crosstimbers Academy is a free public charter school. However, Crosstimbers Academy does not receive the same amount of state and local funding as a school district. Therefore, donations are welcome and are 100% tax-deductible.

Yes. A diploma is earned from Crosstimbers Academy upon completion of all appropriate credits and carries the same weight as any Texas school district diploma.

Charter schools receive state funds based on the average daily attendance of students (same as traditional public schools). However, they do not receive funds from local tax revenue and the majority, including Texas charters, do not receive state facilities funding. A recent independent analysis of revenue differences between charter school districts and independent school districts reveals a persistent funding gap exists.

Source: Texas Charter Schools Association

Charter schools in Texas were specifically created to accomplish the following goals (Texas Education Code § 12.001):

  • Improve student learning
  • Increase the choice of learning opportunities within the public school system
  • Create professional opportunities that will attract new teachers to the public school system
  • Establish a new form of accountability for public schools
  • Encourage different and innovative learning methods

 

Source: Texas Charter Schools Association