Charter Schools - Subchapter E Charters

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 must operate on a campus of the college or university or in the same county as the college or university. See Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 12 (Outside Source), Subchapter E §12.152.

Applying for a Subchapter E Charter

Prior to completing and submitting an application for consideration, applicants are required to attend an applicant conference. For more information, and to schedule an applicant conference, contact the Division of Charter School Administration by e-mail at CharterSchools@tea.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 463-9575. 

Required Resources and Information

In addition to the charter application, the following templates must be used in response to the attachments noted. The application template and attachments, when combined, for a complete application document.

    Selected Laws and Rules Applicable to Open-Enrollment Charters

    The links below reference some of the laws and rules that apply to charters:

     Additional Information 

    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.

      If you have any questions about the information on this page, 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
      Austin, TX 78701
      Phone: (512) 463-9575