Charter Schools - Renewals

Renewals

Charter school renewals occur annually. A charter must apply for renewal five years after the charter is first awarded, and then every ten years thereafter. Rules outlining the renewal process are written in 19 TAC §100.1031 – Renewal of an Open-Enrollment Charter.

Renewing charter schools must submit a renewal application that will be considered as part of the renewal process. During the renewal process, charter schools will receive further communications and guidance from the charter division regarding their renewal. Charter schools will receive notification from the commissioner regarding their renewal determination at the completion of the renewal process.

Renewal Eligibility Requirements

Academic Performance

  • The charter holder has been assigned the highest or second highest performance rating under Subchapter C, Chapter 39, for the three preceding school years. For 2023 renewing schools this is data from 2021-2022, 2018-2019, and 2017-2018 academic accountability ratings.

Financial Performance

  • The charter holder has been assigned a financial performance accountability rating under Subchapter D, Chapter 39, indicating financial performance that is satisfactory or better for the three preceding school years. For 2023 renewing schools this is data from 2021-2022, 2020-2021, and 2019-2020 Charter FIRST ratings.

3-Year F Campus

  • No campus operating under the charter has been assigned an unacceptable performance rating under Subchapter C, Chapter 39, for the three preceding school years or such a campus has been closed. For 2023 renewing schools this is data from 2021-2022, 2018-2019, and 2017-2018 academic accountability ratings.

There are two categories of renewals: Expedited Renewal and Discretionary Renewal.

Expedited Renewal

  • Charter school meets all academic renewal eligibility requirements.

  • Charter school meets all financial renewal eligibility requirements.

  • Charter school has no campuses rated “F” for three preceding years.

  • The commissioner has 30 days to grant or deny the expedited renewal application.

Discretionary Renewal

  • Charter school does not meet the academic or financial standards for expedited renewal.

  • The commissioner has 90 days to grant or deny the discretionary renewal application.

Key Dates

  • 8/15/22 - Renewal Designations Sent to Renewing Schools 

  • 8/31/22 - Renewal Orientation Presentation with Renewing Schools 

  • 8/31/22 - Applications Sent to Renewing Schools

  • 10/15/22 - Expedited Applications Due

  • 11/15/22 - Executed Expedited Contracts and Conditions Sent

  • 12/1/22 - Discretionary Applications Due

  • 1/9/23 to 2/15/23 - Site Visits Conducted  

  • 3/1/23 - Discretionary Contracts and Conditions Sent 

  • 6/30/23 - Executed Discretionary Contracts Sent 

Links to Application and Trainings 

  • After the application is released to renewing schools on August 31, a link to the expedited and discretionary application and a PDF of the renewal orientation webinar will be provided. 

2023 Renewals

  • Academy of Accelerated Learning, Inc.
  • Academy of Dallas
  • Advantage Academy
  • Alief Montessori Community School
  • Amigos Por Vida-Friends for Life Public Charter School
  • Arlington Classics Academy
  • Bexar County Academy
  • Brazos School for Inquiry & Creativity
  • Bridgeway Preparatory Academy
  • Calvin Nelms Charter Schools
  • Chaparral Star Academy
  • Chapel Hill Academy
  • Comquest Academy
  • East Texas Charter Schools
  • Erath Excels Academy Inc.
  • Etoile Academy Charter School
  • Excel Academy
  • Harmony School of Science - Houston West
  • Heritage Academy
  • Horizon Montessori Public Schools
  • Houston Gateway Academy, Inc.
  • Houston Heights High School
  • Jean Massieu Academy
  • Lake Granbury Academy Charter School
  • Legacy School of Sport Sciences
  • Life School
  • Meadowland Charter District
  • Midland Academy Charter School
  • Nova Academy (Oak Cliff)
  • NYOS Charter School
  • Odyssey Academy, The
  • Pineywoods Community Academy
  • Positive solutions Charter School
  • Ranch Academy
  • Rapoport Academy Public School
  • Raven School
  • Richard Milburn Alter High School (Killeen)
  • Rise Academy
  • School of Science and Technology Discovery
  • Southwest Preparatory School
  • Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School
  • Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies S.T.E.M. School
  • Texas College Preparatory Academies
  • Texas Empowerment Academy
  • Treetops School International
  • Trinity Basin Preparatory
  • Triumph Public High Schools - El Paso
  • Triumph Public High Schools - Laredo
  • Triumph Public High Schools - Lubbock
  • Triumph Public High Schools - Rio Grande Valley
  • Valor Public Schools
  • Vista Del Futuro Charter School
  • Waxahachie Faith Family Academy
  • Wayside Schools
  • Yellowstone College Preparatory