About Us

Contact Information

Phone Number: 972-563-6319

Address: 103 9th St. Terrell, TX 75160

John Chilcoat

John Chilcoat TEAC Principal

Principal's Message

The Terrell ISD Terrell Alternative Education Center (TAEC) staff is committed to the idea that student competence can be built or rebuilt through an approach that combines individual attention, academic success, behavior adjustment, and networking of school and community resources. Coordinated through the Student Management Department, TAEC seeks to work with parents, school personnel and community resources as needed in every aspect of serving the district's at-risk youth.

Our teachers are arranged in an instructional format that supports learning and collaboration. They are participants and contributors to a learning community that aligns goals for continuous instructional improvement. This configuration and partnership with our feeder campuses will ensure high academic standards for all. 

TAEC Great Expectations: 

  • We will value each other as unique and special individuals.

  • We will not laugh or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.

  • We will use good manners, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me,” and allow others to go first.

  • We will cheer each other to success.

  • We will help one another whenever possible.

  • We will recognize every effort and applaud it.

  • We will encourage each other to do our best.

  • We will practice virtuous living, using the life principles.

Process for TAEC Enrollment

  • ​Students interested in the TAEC flexible school day program must first enroll at Terrell High School. 

  • The student must then meet with a THS counselor to request an application. 

  • The application will be reviewed by a TISD Administrator to determine qualification.

School Hours

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

  • Academic Schedule:  7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

  • Early release at noon


TAEC Flexible School Day Hours

  • Session One: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

  • Session Two: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

  • Session Three: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 


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