Charter School Policies

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The TEA welcomes applications for high-quality charter schools seeking to open in August 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read through the Application Instructions & Guidance document found below and the corresponding Charter Request for Application (RFA 701-19-112) before developing any application content.

The Commissioner of Education (the commissioner) is actively committed to attracting high-quality charter applicants who are capable of operating charter schools that accomplish the following:

Improve student learning
Increase the choice of learning opportunities within the public school system
Create professional opportunities that attract new teachers to the public school system
Establish a new form of accountability for public schools
Encourage different and innovative learning methods


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