Charter School Applicants
Several types of charter schools operate in Texas. Each of the pathways has its own application process; please visit the page for each pathway to review the application requirements and documents.
Subchapter C Charter Schools, including SB 1882 charters, are authorized and overseen by school districts. Charter schools applicants seeking partnerships with school districts should email DSSI@tea.texas.gov for information.
Subchapter D Charters operate under a contract, or charter, with the State of Texas. There are two pathways for a Subchapter D Charter based on the type of operator:
- New Operators Pathway - primarily for non-profit entities who have not operated a charter school before.
- Experienced Operators Pathway - for entities with a history of operating high-quality charter schools outside of Texas.
Subchapter E Charters are charter schools operated by Texas public colleges and universities. These entities also operate under a contract, or charter, with the State of Texas.