Welcome aboard, Mr. Caleb Homer!

Regents Academy is pleased to welcome Mr. Caleb Homer to its faculty for the 2019-20 school year. Mr. Homer will teach Grammar School Physical Education classes. Coming from a background in business, Mr. Homer hails from Center and was the Director of Operations and Staff at Camp Huawni in Timpson for several years. Classical Christian education aims to help children grow not only intellectually but also physically and socially, and Mr. Homer will lead our Grammar School students to do just that.

Mr. Homer and his wife Lauren have two children, Stephen (2 years) and Abigail (5 months), and attend Fredonia Hill Baptist Church. Welcome, Mr. Homer!

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Welcome aboard, Dr. Rick Hurst!

Regents Academy is glad to welcome Dr. Rick Hurst to its faculty for the 2019-20 school year. Dr. Hurst will teach the juniors in the Christendom 2 Omnibus course. Certainly no stranger to the Regents community, Dr. Hurst’s daughter Mary Austin teaches 6th grade and his two granddaughters, Lucy and Emma, are students.

Born in Southern California and raised in a small town in the panhandle of Texas, Dr. Hurst is an oral surgeon who has practiced in Nacogdoches and Lufkin since 1980. Dr. Hurst and his wife Christie have 4 children and 10 grandchildren, and they attend Grace Bible Church.

A gifted teacher who loves to learn, Dr. Hurst’s love for the Lord and his Christian leadership will be a wonderful addition to our school community. Welcome, Dr. Hurst!

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Welcome Aboard, Dr. Matthew Beauregard!

Regents Academy is very glad to welcome Dr. Matthew Beauregard as calculus teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Dr. Beauregard and his wife Rebecca are the parents of two Regents students.

Dr. Beauregard is a professor of mathematics at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he joined the faculty in 2014 after serving as a faculty member at Clarkson University and completing post-doctoral appointments at Baylor University and the University of Arizona.  His research interests are in applied mathematics, in particular, mathematical modeling and scientific computing. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from SFA for his outstanding contributions in the classroom.

Welcome aboard, Dr. Beauregard! We are excited about the outstanding leadership and teaching excellence you will bring to the Regents classroom this fall.

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ACCS Accredited!

On June 15, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. David Goodwin, president of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) presented a plaque to Headmaster David Bryant, along with the faculty and board members present, recognizing Regents Academy as an ACCS-accredited school.

Regents has long been a member of the ACCS, and we have aspired to accreditation as an institutional goal. To be accredited by the ACCS means that (according to the ACCS website) Regents Academy meets “foundational standards for a classical Christian school. ACCS staff validate and oversee the process to ensure compliance. In addition, ACCS sends periodic evaluators (typically the heads of other, larger ACCS schools) to verify the school’s compliance. Unlike other accrediting agencies, ACCS verifies the classical nature of the school’s teaching so that it reaches a foundational set of requirements.”

We praise the Lord for this moment of recognition and thank Him for blessing our school!

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Part-Time Teaching Applicants Needed for Fall 2019

Regents Academy is seeking applicants for two part-time teaching positions for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Logic-Rhetoric School Math/Science Teacher. Must be able to teach Algebra 2 and up. This position is for 5 days per week, with a flexible schedule.
  • Grammar School Physical Education Teacher. This position is for 2 mornings per week.

The qualified applicant will be a committed Christian, a gifted teacher, a loving mentor, and a lifelong learner. To begin the application process, please contact Headmaster David Bryant at davidbryant@regentsacademy. com.

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Welcome, Mrs. Jana Alexander

Regents Academy is very glad to welcome Mrs. Jana Alexander as its new Grammar School music teacher for the 2019-20 school year.

Mrs. Alexander has several years’ experience in classical Christian education as a kindergarten teacher in California and also as a homeschooling parent. She is a talented musician who employs her skill as a pianist in a number of settings, including her church, and in her private piano studio.

Mrs. Alexander, the wife of Regents teacher Ben Alexander and mother of five, takes up the position of outgoing long-time music teacher Emily Farrell, who became a mom herself last school year. Mrs. Alexander brings a continued presence of creativity and skill to the school’s music program, and we are excited for her to come on board.

Welcome, Mrs. Alexander!

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Welcome, Mr. Jason Modar

Regents Academy is glad to welcome Mr. Jason Modar to teach in the School of Rhetoric in the 2019-20 school year. Mr. Modar comes to Regents Academy from California, where he grew up. Mr. Modar graduated from William Jessup University and has worked for several years in youth ministry, as well as as a pastoral support specialist for a national Christian radio station. He enjoys playing golf with his wife and reading C.S. Lewis.

Mr. Modar and his wife Kelsie have two daughters, Macari and Emerlee, and they will be moving to Nacogdoches in July.

Welcome, Mr. Modar!

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Introducing … the Regents Latin Teacher for 2019-20

Regents Academy is very happy to welcome Mrs. Lara Sowell as Latin teacher for 2019-20. As many in our school family know, Mrs. Sowell has struggled with health problems that she believed would keep her from returning next school year. However, she is glad to report that she will be able to return to what she loves — the Latin classroom at Regents Academy.

Mrs. Sowell is certainly no stranger to our school, having taught Latin at Regents since the school’s inception. We are beyond ecstatic that she is able to continue teaching our 6th-9th grade students.

Te amamus, magistra!

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New House Leadership

Congratulations to the newly chosen house leaders for the 2019-20 school year.

These rising juniors and seniors will serve as Stewards and Vice-Stewards of their houses, leading and serving their classmates as the houses worship, work, play, and compete next year. We just finished our inaugural year of the house system and are looking forward to building on it and having a great year together beginning this August. A big shout of thanks goes to our founding House Coordinator, Ben Alexander.

2019-20 House Leadership:

  • Oxford House: James Vermillion and Reagan Taylor
  • Rome House: Abby Powers and Trinity Tyre
  • Jerusalem House: Knox Fairley and Liane Muir
  • Kampala House: Conner Young and Sydney Bryant

We are very thankful for our new House Coordinator, Mrs. Lauren Lawrence.

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“Idiotic” perseverance

May is the season of perseverance.

John Piper shared the following excerpt from the book Passion, by Karl Olsson, who tells a story of remarkable perseverance among the early French Protestants known as Huguenots. If only our perseverance could be regarded as “idiotic” by our generation.


In the late Seventeenth Century in … southern France, a girl named Marie Durant was brought before the authorities, charged with the Huguenot heresy. She was fourteen years old, bright, attractive, marriageable. She was asked to abjure the Huguenot faith. She was not asked to commit an immoral act, to become a criminal, or even to change the day-to-day quality of her behavior. She was only asked to say, “J’abjure.” No more, no less. She did not comply. Together with thirty other Huguenot women she was put into a tower by the sea…. For thirty-eight years she continued…. And instead of the hated word J’abjure she, together with her fellow martyrs, scratched on the wall of the prison tower the single word Resistez, resist!

The word is still seen and gaped at by tourists on the stone wall at Aigues-Mortes…. We do not understand the terrifying simplicity of a religious commitment which asks nothing of time and gets nothing from time. We can understand a religion which enhances time…. but we cannot understand a faith which is not nourished by the temporal hope that tomorrow things will be better. To sit in a prison room with thirty others and to see the day change into night and summer into autumn, to feel the slow systemic changes within one’s flesh: the drying and wrinkling of the skin, the loss of muscle tone, the stiffening of the joints, the slow stupefaction of the senses—to feel all this and still to persevere seems almost idiotic to a generation which has no capacity to wait and to endure. (pp. 116-117)

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