Legacy Traditional School North West San Antonio parent information meeting on October 22

I created the San Antonio Charter Moms blog as a way to get the word out to parents about new charter schools coming to San Antonio. More than three years later, I am excited to share the news about another… Continue Reading

Amanda Ripley talks about "The Smartest Kids in the World" with supporters of the DoSeum

The DoSeum Outside the Lunchbox luncheon at the Tobin Center | San Antonio Charter Moms

Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, took the stage at the Tobin Center on September 10 to speak with supporters of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, at the annual… Continue Reading

Tips for being a politically-engaged charter school parent

Please take a moment to read this important article: “More Middle-Class Families Choose Charters: A political game changer for public school choice?”, Richard Whitmire, Education Next (Summer 2015). The conventional wisdom has been that charter school parents are too busy with… Continue Reading

Write letters to bring BASIS Primary to San Antonio in 2015

I need your help. San Antonio needs a BASIS Primary school, and we can get one in 2015-16, but only if enough parents and charter school supporters write letters, right now. As you may already know, there are currently two… Continue Reading

Mind and body: athletics at Great Hearts Monte Vista

When I was a student at a large, public high school in San Antonio, it seemed like there was an unbridgeable cultural divide between the jocks and the nerds. Then, when I went to college, at Trinity University, I sat… Continue Reading

Charter school parents band together for transportation solutions

UPDATE: The parent-organized bus at Great Hearts Monte Vista will run in the morning AND the afternoon. Charter schools can choose whether or not to offer transportation; see “Charter School Finance” at the Texas Education Agency. KIPP San Antonio does offer bus transportation… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio families experience success, heartbreak, and everything in between

BASIS San Antonio has completed its first year of operation. Here is an earlier post about its opening in August 2013, and a post about the dedication ceremony in September 2013. My kids weren’t old enough, or I would have… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio North information session on April 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

The next BASIS San Antonio North information session will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the multipurpose room at the BASIS San Antonio campus, 8519 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78229 (map). Join the Facebook event.

BASIS San Antonio North groundbreaking welcomes a second campus offering world-class education

On a picture-perfect spring day, parents and future students celebrated at Saturday’s groundbreaking ceremony for BASIS San Antonio North. The new campus will serve grades 5-8 starting in August 2014 at 318 E. Ramsey Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78216 (map), near the… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio North information session on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

The next BASIS San Antonio North information session will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 17, 2014 in the multipurpose room at the BASIS San Antonio campus, 8519 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78229 (map). RSVP at the Facebook event page. BASIS San… Continue Reading