Subchapter D charters are often referred to as open-enrollment charters. This page covers the application process for a Subchapter D open-enrollment charter.
Subchapter D - Eligible Entities
The types of entities eligible to hold a Texas open-enrollment charter are as follows:
- Institutions of higher education;
- Private or independent institutions of higher education;
- Tax-exempt organizations classified as 501(c)(3)'s under the Internal Revenue Code; and
- Governmental entities.
Churches and other faith-based organizations are not eligible to apply for a charter. These applicants will need to establish a separate, nonsectarian 501(c)(3).
Public colleges and universities may also apply for Chapter 12, Subchapter E charters.
Applying for a Subchapter D Charter
The Generation Twenty-Two application cycle is now open.
The Instructions and Guidelines (PDF, 417 KB) document provides the complete timeline and detailed information pertaining to the completion of an application in response to the Generation Twenty-Two Request for Application (RFA).
Applicant Information Sessions
- TEA hosted two
applicant information sessions in which potential applicants were provided details
for, holding, and operating a charter in the state of Texas,
contents of the application documents, and
application preparation guidelines and submission requirements for both
electronic and hard copy application documents.
- The presentations are included here as a reference:
Required Resources and Information
Applicants whose sponsoring entity holds a Texas 501(c)(3)
are to complete and submit the Generation Twenty-Two Charter Application (PDF, 4,021 KB) and required attachments (PDF, 802 KB).
The following attachment links are applicable to ALL
applicants and provide additional necessary information for submitting an
A4 Sample Letter (PDF, 27 KB) and Statement of Impact Form (PDF, 511 KB) (applicants provide to districts and charters in
proposed attendance/geographic boundaries)
E1 Curriculum Scope and Sequence (PDF, 1,315 KB)
F3 Financial Plan Workbook (PDF, 373 KB), (Excel, 482 KB)
- Attachment G4 Biographical Affidavit (PDF, 1,020 KB)
O2 Staffing Chart (PDF, 1,327 KB)
O3 Supplemental Human Resources Information Form (CEO) (PDF, 578 KB)
O3 Supplemental Human Resources Information Form (Other) (PDF, 578 KB)
- Special Assurances Document (PDF, 218 KB)
Any applicant proposing to partner with a Charter Management
Organization (CMO) shall also complete the Charter Management Organization Addendum (PDF, 508 KB). A CMO is any third-party
entity, whether nonprofit or for-profit, that provides comprehensive education
management services to a school via contract with the school's governing board.
The Scoring Rubric (PDF, 249 KB) for the Generation Twenty-Two Open-Enrollment Charter application will be used by external evaluators to assess and score the strength of each application. This document is not to be filled out by applicants. It is provided to serve as a resource for aligning application material with Agency expectations.
Please note: An application must describe an education program that is unique to the applicant. An applicant that plagiarizes or copies any other application does not meet this standard.
Selected Laws and Rules Applicable to Open-Enrollment Charters
The links below reference some of the laws and rules that apply to charters:
If you have questions, please contact the Division of Charter School Administration by e-mail at CharterSchools@tea.texas.gov or by phone at (512)463-9575.