Charter Schools

Students at a Charter School
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

New Generation Twenty-Seven Capacity Interviews

The Texas Education Agency held capacity interviews for the Generation Twenty-Seven open-enrollment charter applicants who have qualified by receiving an average required score of 85% or higher during external evaluations.  The meetings were held the week of May 9th.  The commissioner of education will announce the charters he is proposing to award by May 27th.  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, 53 KB) and use the "Past Meetings" option to find the recording.  To review the applications, please visit our Portfolio page.

UpdateUpdated Charter Portfolio Coordinator Assignment

Portfolio coordinators are assigned a portion of the state's charter portfolio and serve as the primary point of contact for their assigned schools when processing amendments and renewal applications. To find out the name of your portfolio coordinator, visit our Amendments page.

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.