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 School Authorizing and Administration Division 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

Save the Date!  1st Annual Virtual Charter School Summer Summit, June 29 to June 30, 2021 | | Registration and Session Information Coming Soon



Visit The Network (outside source) to register for the 1st Annual Virtual Charter School Summer Summit.

NewGeneration Twenty-Six Capacity Interviews

The Texas Education Agency held capacity interviews for the Generation Twenty-Six open-enrollment charter applicants who qualified by receiving an average required score of 85% or higher during external evaluations the week of May 10th.  The commissioner of education will announce the charters which he is proposing to award by May 28th.  The proposed charters will then go before the State Board of Education at their June meeting.  Recordings of the interviews are available via the TEA livestream page.  To find a particular interview, please review the schedule (PDF, 123 KB) and use the "Past Meetings" option to find the recording   To review the applications, please visit our Portfolio page.

UpdateExpansion Amendment Window Closed

The extended submission deadline for the expansion amendment requests for the 2020-2021 school year has closed.  For more information about the amendment process, please visit the Amendments page or contact

UpdateCOVID-19 Guidance for Charter Schools

The TEA has sent guidance specific to charter schools (PDF, 73 KB) to supplement existing information on COVID-19.  This guidance covers topics such as waivers for missed days, establishment of remote learning opportunities, suspension of operations, and funding.  Additional guidance may also be found on the TEA's COVID-19 support and guidance page.

UpdateCharter Locator Map

Our map page provides a link to the current application.  Please update any bookmarks you have for the map page.

UpdatePortfolio Page Reminder

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


Important Links


Contact Information

Charter School Authorizing and Administration Division
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.