Charter Schools

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In the state of Texas charter schools are public schools that operate via contracts with an authorizer such as local school district authorizers or the state authorizing office. The Texas Charter Authorizing Office oversees the state's charter portfolio.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to cultivate innovative, high-quality learning opportunities for Texas students.  We are driven to empower the charter community through leadership, guidance, and support.

News and Events

NewGeneration 25 Charter Application Submission Period Closed

The period to submit applications for Generation 25 charter schools is now closed, as of the deadline of January 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  For more information about the next steps, please visit the Applicants page.

NewNew Charter Locator Map

We have a new charter locator map.  Our map page provides a link to the new application and instructions on usage.  Please update any bookmarks you have for the map page.

NewGeneration 25 FAQ Posted

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 420 KB) is now available for prospective applicants.  The list is also available on the pages for the different applicant types.

NewPublic Meeting Calendar for Generation 25 Charter School Applicants

The Public Meeting Calendar is now live.  This list of public meetings provides information about the meetings held by applicants who are preparing to apply in Generation 25 for a proposed opening in Fall 2021.


An errata (PDF, 83 KB) revising the Instructions and Guidance document of the Generation 25 Experienced Operator Application was published on November 15, 2019.

Reminder: Website viewers can now view approved charter amendments and geographic boundaries for each charter on the Portfolio page.


Important Links


Contact Information

Division of Charter School Administration
Phone (512) 463-9575 

If you have questions about amendments and charter revisions, email the Charter Amendments inbox.

If you have questions about the application process, email the Charter Application inbox.  

If you are a charter school that needs assistance with AskTED, email the Charter AskTED inbox.