News Channel CBS 19 Report

Last summer, CBS 19 interviewed our school because of our unique model and the capabilities it holds to be able to handle the current pandemic strains on our community. Watch the video to learn more about our hybrid model.

“Our family chose King’s Academy because of their top Christian academic environment, but also their commitment to discipling their students to know Christ personally. This year should have been challenging with COVID-19 throwing the world for a loop, but King’s Academy has made our experience anything but challenging. They have kept our son’s Kindergarten experience as normal as possible and made our first year of school seamless and easy. Our family is new to Tyler, and the King’s Academy staff and parents have come alongside us to mentor us and make us feel welcomed and included. We couldn’t be more pleased with our son’s teacher who consistently shows her heart for discipling both him and us as parents. We truly feel she has partnered with us to improve his classroom behavior and learning experience. One of the most surprising blessings of King’s Academy has been the time balance it has provided for our family due to the mix of in-school and at-home learning. It has taught our son personal responsibility and he loves getting his at-home lessons done so we have more time together as a family. King’s Academy has given us the perfect balance of an excellent education, Christian discipleship, and family involvement. We are so grateful that God led us to this amazing school.”

- The Payne Family

“This is our third year at Kings Academy Christian School. Each year our family becomes more and more grateful for the model the school provides, but we have especially been thankful this past year for the community it provides! Our family has thrived with the University Model; I like to sum it up as the best of both worlds. Our kids get to be home doing life together a few days a week experiencing all the benefits of homeschool, but they also get their very own special peer group in their individual classes with amazing teachers. My husband and I get to be a huge part of their education, which we have found to have many benefits. We are called to be training up our children, including how and what they are taught. We have found that working alongside certified teachers and the passionate and amazing faculty at Kings, we have thrived as parents and as a family unit.
What makes Kings so very special to me and sets it apart from other schools is the community it has brought into mine and my children’s lives. This past year has been a challenging one, but having the support at Kings, a like-minded community, and the encouragement the teachers, faculty, and families have given each other has been priceless and so needed. The community here runs deep and it is authentic, which I believe is because it is founded on honoring the Lord. The Lord created us to be in community, to spur each other on, to mourn with one another, and to rejoice with another, which all happens here!
Academically, my children are thriving, but even more importantly, they are so excited to learn on home days and school days! The curriculum used has been a great fit for our family. The direction and support from the teachers on homeschool days are simple to follow. I also appreciate the open communication with them. Everyone working or attending here share a similar passion – to teach and train up our children in the Lord with community.
There is great reward pursuing this model as a family, we sure have experienced it and Lord willing, look forward to many more years here!”
- The Shorts Family

“We have three girls at Kings, and this is our 7th year at the school. We are still loving it! One of the greatest blessings of Kings has been time with our kids. We are self-employed and do not run on a traditional schedule. With the university model, we are able to not only have the daily time with them, but also our kids are involved in our livelihood on a daily basis. It is truly a family business. Our girls have been all over the country with us,
traveling sometimes for work, sometimes for vacation. The faculty and staff at Kings has also been a blessing to our family. We send our children to school with a group of people who not only love and care about them, but love the Lord BIG! That has definitely been reflected in the lives of our girls!”
- The Pond Family

“The University Model of KACS has strengthened the dynamic in our family and encouraged my children to develop strong study habits and time management skills. As parents we love more time with our kids, so having them home for satellite days allows us as parents to be active participants in their education process. This creates unique opportunities to discover new layers of my child’s personality as I get to experience their learning hands-on.
In addition, the flexibility of the schedule allows our family to travel and create memorable experiences that would be limited in a traditional five-day school program. I could not be more grateful for the partnership with have with King’s Academy to build strong academic leaders with an emphasis on Christian values.”
- The Jones Family

When our oldest went to 5-day Kindergarten, we recognized how much time we were losing of being present in her life. Who was going to pour into her life the most while growing up? It was at that time that we were introduced to King’s and the hybrid school model. This is our 9th year at KACS and we can truly say this model is the best of both worlds. Knowing we were not called to homeschool, we still wanted more time with our children than what full-time school offered. Now we have the ability to build relationships with our children and invest in them with our time, but they have the option to be at school with friends and teachers during the week as well. The teachers provide their lessons and activities on our days at home which relieves any pressure from us to do the extra planning. Our oldest, who is now in 9th grade, is currently enrolled in dual credit classes and we feel this model has prepared her for a college-like schedule and has taught her how to be self-sufficient on assignments. We have a good relationship with all of our children and no regrets about this investment!
- The Hollis Family