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

NewExpansion 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 charteramendments@tea.texas.gov.

UpdateGeneration Twenty-Six Application Closed

The period to submit applications for Generation 26 charter schools closed on January 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM.  For more information about the next steps, 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

Charter School Authorizing and Administration Division
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.