Phone: (936)559-7343200 NE Stallings Dr, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
 
 
 
 

Meet Regents Academy

History

student and teacher talkingIn October 2001 six families decided to begin a classical Christian school in the Nacogdoches area. Pastor Randy Booth agreed to help form the board and lead the group. Later that year the founding families, along with a few other families, formed a home school co-op.

In September 2002 Regents Academy began with 14 students, holding classes for grades K-5 plus selected upper-level home school classes at Liberty Assembly of God on North Street in Nacogdoches. In August 2003 Regents Academy purchased facilities on three acres at 200 NE Stallings Drive, formerly the Happy Trails Day Care Center, and in September Regents started holding classes at the new facility with 34 students in grades K-10.

In 2005 Regents Academy purchased 7 additional acres and began work on its athletic fields. Adding 11th grade in 2004 with 50 students and 12th grade in 2005 with 65 students, Regents Academy held its first-ever commencement ceremony with 4 graduates in May 2006. Mrs. MaryAnn Bentley became the school administrator in 2006 after a career in teaching and school administration in the public education system. In January 2009 Regents Academy completed a major building project that dramatically transformed its facility, adding a new facade and updating and remodeling the main hallway. Also, a building addition nearly doubled the size of the facility, providing much needed classroom space, a computer lab, a science lab, and a multi-use great room. After finishing the 2009-2010 school year with 106 students and 5 graduates, Mrs. Bentley passed the mantle of leadership to Mr. David Bryant, who became Headmaster while Mrs. Bentley became the school's first-ever Director of College Placement. In June 2010 Regents Academy installed state-of-the-art playground equipment, with a large piece of equipment for the 1st through 6th grade students and a smaller, more appropriately sized piece of equipment for the KPrep and kindergarten students.

The Regents Academy family praises and thanks God for His faithfulness. We look forward with excitement to what God will do in the days ahead as we trust Him and seek to educate children for Christ through the riches of classical Christian education.

 

Accomplishments

student and teacherBy God's grace Regents Academy has accomplished much in its short lifespan. A caring, committed faculty and administration serve more than 160 students in grades KPrep through 12 each day, building up families and serving parents in their primary role as those responsible for the education of their children. Just a few of the school's significant accomplishments include:

Academic Success

The faculty and curriculum of Regents Academy prepares students in remarkable ways both academically and spiritually. Students who have left the halls of Regents Academy have won academic scholarships and gone on to academic success at colleges and universities such as West Point, Baylor, Texas A&M, Belhaven, Stephen F. Austin State, and Washington and Lee. Regents students consistently win academic and essay competitions sponsored by such groups as the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, Colonial Dames, Texas Farm Bureau, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Regents students have won acclaim from the College Board's National Merit Scholarship program, Duke University's Talent Identification Program, and the National Latin Exam. Regents students have won the Scripps Region 7 Spelling Bee's team and individual competitions several times in recent years. Additionally, Regents Academy is fully accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), a member of TEPSAC (the Texas Private School Accrediting Agency).

soccer smiles

Extra-Curricular Achievement

Regents Academy has developed a full extracurricular program that accents the school's rigorous academic training with a number of enriching individual and group activities. Junior high sports include co-ed soccer, boys and girls basketball, co-ed track and field, and co-ed cross country, and are facilitated through participation in the Christian School Athletic Conference (CSAC). High school sports include co-ed soccer, boys and girls basketball, co-ed cross country, and co-ed track and field, which are facilitated through participation in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). Regents students also participate in TAPPS speech and academic, art, and music competitions. Regents students and teams have won awards and acclaim in speech and academic competitions, art competitions, and individual and group instrumental and choral competitions. Regents students have won individual and team state championships in speech and academics and in track and field, and have won high honors (including league championships) in basketball, soccer, and cross country. Regents students work very hard, compete with honor, and seek excellence in the application of their gifts.

orchestra

Artistic Acclaim

Regents Academy has achieved excellence in its arts program. The Regents Academy orchestra, choirs, and drama programs provide students with the opportunity to train under outstanding and talented instructors. Each group has demonstrated sustained excellence. In addition, Regents students have won acclaim by being selected for All Region and All State Orchestras. All students participate in art and music classes each week that cultivate their appreciation for what is true and beautiful, and also teaches them to produce beautiful cultural artifacts through artistic and musical expression.

Excellent Facilities

God has blessed Regents Academy with a facility that combines beauty and functionality, providing a superior atmosphere for student learning and activity. Purchased in 2003, the Regents facility underwent a major face lift and expansion in 2009 to include an office suite, library, 11 classrooms, computer lab, science lab, workroom and kitchen, enlarged restrooms, and multi-use great room. The athletic fields provide ample space for soccer and field games, while the impressive playground equipment added in 2010 provides a safe place for grammar school students to play and enjoy recess. An additional building was added in 2015, adding two classrooms, restrooms, and storage space.

Service to the School and Community

Regents students are cultivated to be servants because only by serving can one become a leader and attain true greatness. Begun in 2010, the BIG Serve combines service to the school and to the community in a one-day school wide service project. BIG stands for "Blessed In Giving," and students truly learn that there is a blessing in giving -- a blessing both for oneself and for others. Students serve the school by seeking donors and sponsors for the service project who donate money to the ongoing needs of the school, and students then serve the community through local ministries and agencies such as Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful, the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce, Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ), campus student ministries, and the Rotary Club. While students rake, pick up trash, paint, and plant, they learn that serving is giving, and it is truly more blessed to give than to receive.

A Loving School Familyolder and younger kids

Perhaps Regents Academy's greatest accomplishment is growing together as a loving family. Visitors often remark about how close and loving Regents students and teachers are. Older students hug, chase, tickle, and play with younger students, while younger students look up to older students as adopted big brothers and sisters. Teachers, administrators, and board members show the love of Christ every day as they lead students to live out the riches of the classical Christian heritage -- truth, beauty, and goodness.

 

   

Test Scores and Scholarships

SAT Averages:

Reading

Math

Writing

2009-2010

550

620

590

2010-2011

700

590

590

2011-2012

610

630

590

2012-2013

560

540

490

2013-2014

760

660

660

2014-2015

600

560

570

Scholarships

Regents Academy graduates have received scholarships to attend the following colleges and universities:

  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Washington and Lee University (Virginia)
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Baylor University
  • New Saint Andrews College (Idaho)
  • The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • LeTourneau University
  • Mississippi College
  • Belhaven University
  • University of Texas-Tyler