This page describes Subchapter E charters. These charters are sometimes called university charters.
The commissioner of education may grant open-enrollment charters to public colleges and universities. These schools may operate on a campus of the college, university, or junior college or at another location in any county in the state as deemed appropriate by the commissioner of education after considering the number of existing charters in the area and the needs of the community. See Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 12 (Outside Source), Subchapter E §12.152.
Applying for a Subchapter E Charter
The application cycle is now open.
The Instructions and Guidelines (PDF, 412 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
In addition to the charter application and required attachments, the following attachments are also required of applicants and the following links provide additional necessary information for submitting an application:
- Attachment A4 Sample Letter (PDF, 27 KB) and Statement of Impact Form (PDF, 511 KB) (Applicants provide these to districts and charters in the proposed attendance/geographic boundaries.)
- Attachment E1 Curriculum Scope and Sequence (PDF, 1,315 KB)
- Attachment F3 Financial Plan Workbook (PDF, 373 KB), (Excel, 482 KB)
- Attachment G2 Biographical Affidavit (PDF, 1,020 KB)
- Attachment O2 Staffing Chart (PDF, 1,327 KB)
- Attachment O3 Supplemental Human Resources Information Form (CEO) (PDF, 578 KB)
- Attachment O3 Supplemental Human Resources Information Form (Other) (PDF, 576 KB)
- Special Assurances Document (PDF, 218 KB)
The Scoring Rubric (PDF, 293 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.
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 any questions, contact the Division
of Charter School Administration by e-mail at CharterSchools@tea.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 463-9575.
Division of Charter School Administration
1701 North Congress Avenue
Phone: (512) 463-9575