Frequently Answered

QUESTIONS

Q:  What curriculum standard does Teach Me Academy follow?

A:   We follow Bethany Christian School’s specific curriculum in order to aide in a smoother transition to becoming a full time student of the school (BJU Press, Abeka). The Common Core Standards and the Texas Education Agency “Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills” (TEKS) are also considered when planning instruction. Teach Me Academy staff differentiates instruction based on the needs of our students, and we accommodate the curriculum with a multi-sensory approach to fit each student’s individual learning styles. Your child will receive an individual education plan upon admittance into the program.

Q:  Do you provide ABA and Speech supports?

A:   Yes.  The option of intensive behavior and speech therapy are provided on site through Therapy & Beyond and are offered through the school day and after school. This enables many students to gain the skills necessary to thrive in such a group environment. 

Q:  If a child misses fall admissions, when may they enroll?

A:  We follow Bethany Christian School’s specific curriculum in order to aide in a smoother transition to becoming a full time student of the school (BJU Press, Abeka). The Common Core Standards and the Texas Education Agency “Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills” (TEKS) are also considered when planning instruction. Teach Me Academy staff differentiates instruction based on the needs of our students, and we accommodate the curriculum with a multi-sensory approach to fit each student’s individual learning styles. Your child will receive an individual education plan upon admittance into the program.

Q:  How many children are in each classroom?

A:  TMA maintains no more than ten students per classroom. Class sizes do not exceed a 1:3 ratio.

Q:  Do Teach Me Academy’s students take field trips?

A:  Yes! We accompany Bethany Christian School on school-wide planned field trips. Field trips occur at least once per month. A few places we visit in the community include the public library, KidMania, and the Dallas Arboretum.

Q:  Will my child be able to adjust to Teach Me Academy, which is a smaller school, after attending a much larger school?

A:  Absolutely. We find most new TMA students easily integrate and adjust due to the small class sizes. Because we utilize positive behavior supports, they soon begin to enjoy school and develop an enthusiasm for learning.

Q:  Do you have a Physical Education program?

A:  Yes, TMA participates in Bethany Christian School’s PE program with the mainstream students which concentrates on physical fitness, as well as emphasizes learning traditional sports such as soccer and volleyball. The children play games such as four-square and dodgeball, which develop hand to eye-coordination and stresses social interaction during competitive play. Every student also participates in recess five times per week.

Q:  What other elective activities do Teach Me Academy students participate in?

A:  TMA participates in Bethany Christian School’s designated specials, which includes PE, music, art, and theater. In addition to these specials, TMA students also participate in lunch, recess, and chapel. These activities allow TMA students opportunities for social immersion and group learning in an inclusive environment with the mainstream population.  Every student participates in specials on a daily and/or weekly basis.

Q:  Do you have aftercare?

A:  Yes, Teach Me Academy and Bethany Christian School provide aftercare services where the students have a snack, receive homework help, or participate in social activities. Please contact our Academic Coordinator for more information.

Q:  Does Teach Me Academy have a dress code?

A:  Yes. Students are required to follow Bethany Christian School’s dress code. You can find more information here: (dress code)

Q:  Does Teach Me Academy have any summer programs?

A:  Yes we do! Check our website at the end of each spring semester for more details and registration forms.  You can also like our Facebook page to stay updated on summer camp themes.