Charter Schools

  • 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.

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    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

     The Sixth Annual Charter School Summer Summit will be held from June 5 through June 7, 2019 at the Westin in the Domain, Austin, Texas.  Cost is 125 dollars per person.  Please visit for more details.  Created in conjunction with The Network - Texas Charter School Assistance and Support


    An errata (PDF, 116 KB) revising Attachment FOG 5 of the Generation Twenty-Four Application was published on February 22, 2019.


    The Generation Twenty-Four Applications have been added to our Portfolio page and are available for review.



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


    Important Links


    Information About Applying for a Subchapter D or E Charter School Map of Texas charter schools and parent resources for choosing and attending a charter school Portfolio of Texas Charter Schools - Applications, Amendments, and Geographic Boundaries for Subchapter D and E charters

    Applying for an Amendment or Revision of an Existing Charter, Including Expansion, Non-Expansion, New School Designation, and High-Quality Campus Designation Amendments Information on Charter School Governance Laws, Rules, and Regulations Applicable to Charter Schools

    Charter School Funding and Charter School Program Start-Up and Replication Grants Renewal of Charter School Contract Charter School Closure Procedures, and What To Do If Your School Closes

    Reports Other Resources - Information for Charter School Operators, Record Requests, and Regional ESC Charter School Contacts FAQs