Charter Schools - Renewals

Renewals

Charter school renewals occur annually.  A charter must petition for renewal five years after the charter is first awarded, and then every ten years thereafter.  19 TAC §100.1031 - Renewal of an Open-Enrollment Charter.

There are three categories of renewals: Expedited Renewal, Discretionary Renewal, and Expiration. Renewing charter schools must submit a renewal application packet, to be provided after the determinations are made, and may be visited by Texas Education Agency staff as part of the renewal process. 

Expedited Renewal 

  • Charter school earned A or B Academic Rating for the previous 3 years 
  • Charter school earned Satisfactory (C or better) Charter FIRST rating for the previous 3 years 
  • 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, or 
  • Charter school does not meet the academic or financial standards for expiration 
  • The commissioner has 90 days to grant or deny the discretionary renewal application 

Expiration 

  • Charter school earned unacceptable academic rating for any 3 of the previous 5 years 
  • Charter school earned below satisfactory Charter FIRST rating for any 3 of the previous 5 years 
  • A combination of unacceptable academic or below satisfactory financial ratings for any 3 of the previous 5 years 
  • Charter school has a campus rated “F” for preceding 3 years 

Key Dates

  • Renewal Designations Sent to Renewing Schools – 8/15/22 
  • Renewal Orientation Presentation with Renewing Schools – 8/31/22 
  • Applications Sent to Renewing Schools – 8/31/22 
  • Expedited Applications Due – 10/15/22 
  • Executed Expedited Contracts and Conditions Sent – 11/15/22 
  • Discretionary Applications Due – 12/1/22 
  • Site Visits Conducted – 1/9/23 through 2/15/23 
  • Discretionary Contracts and Conditions Sent – 3/1/23 
  • Executed Discretionary Contracts Sent – 6/30/23 

2023 Renewals

A-D

  • 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 

E-L 

  • 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 

M-S 

  • 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 

T-Z 

  • 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 

For more information about the renewal process please contact charterrenewal@tea.texas.gov