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

New Looking for Qualified Generation 27 Charter School Application Reviewers

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is seeking external reviewers/evaluators for the Generation 27 Open-Enrollment Charter School Application.  If you are up to the task, please see information below to apply:  

The Request for Qualifications for External Reviewers of the Generation 27 Application for Charter solicitation documents (Solicitation ID #701-21-026) have been posted on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) and may be found at the following link: are due to TEA Contracts and Purchasing Division on October 6, 2021 before 2:00 p.m. CST.

All inquires and communications about the reviewer opportunity must follow the communication requirements contained in the solicitation.  TEA staff are not permitted to discuss information about an open procurement.  Please note, proposers will be disqualified if they do not follow the communication requirements.

New Generation 27 Application Now Available

The Generation 27 Open-Enrollment Charter Application is now available.  Please visit the Applicants page to select the appropriate application.  Each page will include all necessary application materials and information specific to that application.  All prospective applicants must attend at least one Mandatory Information Session to be held on September 24, 2021 and October 1, 2021.  Please visit the Mandatory Information Session webpage for more information and to register.  The submission deadline for the application is December 7, 2021.

New Updated 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, click here.

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
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.