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

NewCharter Student Admission Application Available

The Charter Student Admission Application (CSAA) is now available on our Resources page.  All charter schools must use this form starting August 1st, 2020.  Please review the form and the associated FAQ.

NewGeneration 25 Charter Applicants Under Consideration

The Texas Education Agency held capacity interviews for the Generation Twenty-Five open-enrollment charter school applicants who have qualified by receiving an average required score of 85% or higher during external evaluations. The commissioner will announce which charters he will propose after a period of consideration; the proposed charters will go to the State Board of Education at their September meeting.  Recordings of the interviews are available on the TEA's AdminMonitor page; the interviews held on July 27th, July 28th, and July 29th are available at the respective links.  Please consult the list below to determine which day a particular applicant interview was held:

Applicant Name Sponsoring Entity Date and Time
Brillante Academy Brillante Academy Monday, July 27th
9:00 AM
CLEAR Public Charter School CLEAR Public Charter School Tuesday, July 28th
2:30 PM
Curie Academy Curie Academy Wednesday, July 29th
12:00 PM
Doral Academy of Texas Doral Academy of Texas Inc. Tuesday, July 28th
12:00 PM
Heritage Classical Academy Heritage Ed, A Non Profit Corp. Monday, July 27th
2:30 PM
Learn4Life - Austin Texas First Education Wednesday, July 29th
2:30 PM
Prelude Preparatory Charter School Prelude Preparatory, Inc. Tuesday, July 28th
9:00 AM
Rocketship Public Schools Rocketship Public Schools, Inc. Monday, July 27th
12:00 PM
Royal Public Schools Royal School System Wednesday, July 29th
9:00 AM

For more information about the next steps in the application process, please visit the Applicants 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.

 

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Contact Information

Division of Charter School Administration
charterschools@tea.texas.gov
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.