ACCEPTANCE. INCLUSION. UNIQUENESS.

WE ARE A NON-PROFIT, INCLUSION-BASED SCHOOL LOCATED IN KILLEEN, TEXAS THAT SUPPORTS THE EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL AND ACADEMIC NEEDS OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS THROUGH FULL-INCLUSION CLASSROOMS AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.

SUCCESS WITH INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING

Oak Creek Academy and the Education Connection Center creates a safe and rewarding learning environment for exceptional students and learners in Killeen, Texas. We believe that every child deserves a high-quality learning program that addresses the social-emotional, language, cognitive, and physical aspects of a child’s development. Our developmentally centered classrooms allow for your child to learn academically and socially – And, integrated therapy services means less transitions in and out of school, and more opportunities for practice with other adults and classmates.

Our Kindergarten through 12 classrooms provide individualized, differentiated instruction and curriculum. Children are taught in positive environments that work closely with parents and therapists – all with your child’s success in mind. We explore non-traditional classroom environments: with flexible seating, sensory materials, and lighting.

Our Child Development Center [The Education Connection] is perfect for children 6 weeks to 5 years. Our Education Connection teachers and staff support the development of your child through positive environments, play, and movement.

Our Oak Creek community is open before and after school to children ages 4/5 years to 12 years. Ask us how to get your child enrolled in this program. 

Oak Creek Academy has on-site therapists available through agencies located in Killeen, Texas. These therapies include:
Speech – Elite Therapy and Kidz Therapeze
Occupational – Elite Therapy and Kidz Therapeze
Physical – Elite Therapy
Behavioral – Central Texas Behavioral Solutions

Oak Creek Academy staff members feel that it is very important to expose students to a variety of field experiences. We teach our students many life skills by going on field trips, gardening, hands-on-activities, practice performing daily tasks, yoga, structured physical activities, and talent shows. 

Covid-19 updates

Hello Families, After much thought and discussion with the Board, we are offering “Virtual School Camp” to all students. This means that your child may continue in-person as they have been, or they may learn virtually from home until September 8th… Click Link Below to Cont.

We look forward to seeing all that will join us face-to-face on Monday.

Please be sure to read through all updates pertaining to Covid19 and how it affects our school procedures. Thank you for your on-going patience and flexibility as we continue to navigate through these times of uncertainty. If you have any questions that pertain to your child’s classroom, please reach out to your child’s teacher. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call. 

LOVE, PATIENCE, & ACCEPTANCE

“My son has been blessed to attend Oak Creek Academy for the last two years. As a neuro-typical child, he is allowed to learn beside his peers with unique abilities. In the inclusive environment, he has learned unconditional love, patience, acceptance, and selflessness. He has soared academically and socially. Oak Creek is for everyone and any child that gets to experience this school will be very fortunate.” – Lauren G.

REDEFINING THE CLASSROOM

Oak Creek Academy aims to improve the lives of children with special needs, behavior challenges, or academic struggles by addressing needs that traditional schools often fail to meet. Our classrooms are non-traditional, allowing for teacher flexibility and therapist support within the learning environment. Our classrooms are built with the unique needs of each child in mind and geared towards helping them succeed. There are no other schools like Oak Creek in central Texas.

Maximum Classroom Size

The maximum number of students within a classroom is 14.

A-3 Students playing with the parachute during gym class

Physical Movement

We believe children should have frequent opportunities to move. 

Individualized Instruction

We teach every child based on their individual needs.

Collaborative Environment

Parents and therapists work together with our teachers.

OAK CREEK BLOG & RESOURCES

We are proud to present our Oak Creek Academy Blog. We hope that it can serve as a resource of information and inspiration for all those involved with our community. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to bringing relevant content to the families of our community. Please feel free to share and comment on our posts. 

Back-To-School Brigade®​ – 2020

This was Oak Creek Academy’s 2nd year partnering with Operation Homefront for their Back-to-School Brigade school supply drive. We are so thankful for the opportunity to give our time and thanks to our military service members and their families through the donation of school supplies and backpacks.

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Simple Toys, Complex Learning – Benefits of Open-Ended Play

When selecting toys for children, it is important to consider open-ended toys that foster creative play and help benefit the child’s development. The simplicity or complexity of a toy is directly correlated with the quality of play – which is what truly matters. Surprisingly, simple toys offer more opportunities for play and learning than more complex toys.

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Printable Story: When we all Come Together Again

Check out this great new resource, “When We All Come Together Again: A Printable Story” by Certified Instructor Abbi Kruse. 🧡 This story uses reassuring language and age-appropriate information to explain the changes in routine as some states

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WANT TO CHANGE A CHILD'S LIFE?

Oak Creek Academy is providing an invaluable service to families in the Killeen area through our non-profit school and our child development center. However, we do require funding to help us keep our doors open – which is where you come in. Why do we need people like you to help us make a difference in the lives of our special needs children? Well, many of the families with children who would benefit most from a non-traditional learning environment are unable to cover the costs of the tuition that allows our school to run all year around. Here are a few more things you might not know about what it means to be a 501c3 school:

  • We are fully funded by parent contributions and donations from the community
  • We do not receive government funding
  • We are in dire need of monetary support

THEIR FUTURE STARTS HERE

We are a pre-k through grade 12 non-profit school and developmental center serving exceptional learners in the Killeen, Texas area. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Oak Creek family.