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Beaumont native opening charter school inside Antioch Church


A Beaumont native recently returned to her hometown to open a new charter school.

Cynthia Trigg will also operate three additional campuses of the Evolution Academy Charter School after the Texas Education Agency granted the public charter school expansion.

The Beaumont campus, located within theAntioch Activity Center inside the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at 3920 Cardinal Drive, starts school Tuesday. Enrollment, however, remains open year-round at every campus, Trigg said.

A Port Arthur campus, located at 1645 Jefferson Drive, will open in mid-October, and a Houston campus will open in mid-September, Trigg said. The main campus in Richardson started school on Aug. 19.

Students who attend Evolution Academy can choose between two school sessions: a morning session from 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. or an afternoon session from 12:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Trigg said most students at the Richardson campus preferred the morning session because it allowed for time to work, study or receive tutoring in the afternoons.

Evolution boasts an 18-to-1 student-teacher ratio and a mixed curriculum of traditional and computer-based instruction that appeals to the 21st century student, Trigg said.

The charter school also offers dual credit courses and career and technology courses that prepare students for the paths they choose after high school, whether that is college, the military or the workforce, according to Trigg.

Since 2002, Evolution has graduated more than 2,000 students, according to information provided by the charter school.

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