Welcome to TECA

Welcome to the Thomas Edison Charter Academy website. Located in San Francisco, California, we serve more than 700 students in our Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade classes.

Our unique program is balanced and maintains academic rigor while providing the needed supports to help students meet their goals. In its very foundation, it honors the importance of infusing arts into everyday school experiences, while offering language enrichment, to support the whole child.

In the event that you need immediate assistance, please contact the following people based on your specific needs: 

A Message from Our Superintendent and Principal

Dear TECA Families,

Welcome back to TECA for the 2020-21 school year! Please take time to read this message for the latest updates.

Distance Learning for All

We will begin the school year with distance learning for all students due to the fact that data indicates the coronavirus continues to present a health threat to our community. Additionally, we are continuing to establish and implement agreed upon safety measures aligned to local, state, and federal guidance for any type of in-person learning we may offer this year. With the input of parents on our task force, teams of teachers and other staff have been working in groups to develop expectations and recommendations for our instructional models, curriculum and instruction, school safety and social emotional learning/wellness.

Opening of School Activities and Events

We want to give you a heads up about some of the events coming up in the next couple of weeks to acclimate you and your children to an all-distance-learning approach to opening the school. Please mark your calendars for these times:

Welcome Back to TECA Virtual Luncheon

  • When: Tuesday, August 4 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Spanish, and 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in English
  • Why: To build community, understand big picture plans for the school year, and ask questions.
  • Where: Virtual Meeting Platform

Information and Introductions Meeting

  • When: Monday, August 10 at 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in English, and 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in Spanish
  • Why: To build community, meet the staff, understand what to expect for opening of school, and ask questions.
  • Where: Virtual Meeting Platform

Chromebook, Materials & Resources Distribution

  • When: Tuesday, August 11 to Friday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Why: To ensure access to learning materials and online resources.
  • Where: Dolores Street Entrance

Back to School Student and Family Meetings

  • When: Friday, August 14 at various times
  • Why: To understand specific information about the first week of school.
  • Where: Virtual Meeting Platform

Please note that we will record and post the virtual meetings for viewing if you are not able to make it to the actual meeting.

In partnership,

Anakarita Allen and Kevin Chávez

Anakarita Allen, Superintendent/Executive Director


Kevin Chávez, Principal