Charter Schools

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Vision & Mission

The Division of Authorizing strives to increase the quality of charter schools and virtual/hybrid programs and schools across Texas. We measure this success through the strength of our portfolio our authorizing practices, and belief from the education community on our LEA-focused mindset.

We are driven to cultivate innovative, high-quality learning opportunities and to empower the charter community, virtual/hybrid school and course providers, and district leaders through leadership, guidance and support.

News & Events

Generation 29 Proposed Applications

The Generation 29 application cycle has concluded the capacity interviews for eight applications. The following applicants have been proposed by the Commissioner of Education and will be attending the State Board of Education Meeting in June.

  • Infinite Minds (Arlington)
  • Pathway Academy (Big Spring)
  • The Texas Girls School (Austin)
  • Unparalleled Preparatory Academy (Manor)
  • Visionary STEM Academy (Terrell)

Subchapter G Application Cycle is Open

The new Subchapter G application cycle is now open. Prospective applicants must register for at least one Application Information Session. All application documents and registration links can be found on our Charter School Applicants page.

Please direct all question to the new schools application team via email charterapplication@tea.texas.gov.

Navigating the Charter School Application

The Division of Charter School Authorizing is excited to announce our upcoming webinar series Navigating the Charter School Application Process. This two-part series will provide valuable insights into the process of applying for an open-enrollment charter school in Texas. Please visit our Charter School Applicants pagefor more information.

Generation 29 Application Cycle is Closed

The Generation 29 application cycle is closed. Applicants can expect to receive notification of next steps by the end of November. Prospective applicants can review the Generation 29 materials as a resource, or if you have questions contact the new schools application team via email charterapplication@tea.texas.gov.

TREx Access Is Open to New Charter Campuses and Sites

Charters now have access to TREx for those campuses/sites to obtain records for students who are being enrolled in the new campus/site. The campus must be activated in AskTED and listed as “Under Construction” for access to be available.

  • Use the to request your new campus number to get the required “Under Construction” status in AskTED. Please note that even though users may request student records through the TREx application, the release of such information will be determined by the school district where the student is currently enrolled.
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Resources & Information

The following webpages provide useful information and additional links to other resources..

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Contact Information

Department of Authorizing and Policy
charterschools@tea.texas.gov
Phone (512) 463-9575

For additional support, email the following as appropriate:

Authorizing Staff