The Academy of Stone Oak: Community Meeting on the Charter Application

The Academy of Stone Oak: Community Meeting on the Charter Application | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Academy of Stone Oak is a proposed public charter school that, once approved, will open on the far north side of San Antonio in August 2019. The charter school promises to continue the rigorous, well-rounded education offered by the elementary… Continue Reading

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy enrollment and lottery information

The Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy (EKHLA) opened last year, in August 2013, as a public open-enrollment charter school for grades K-8 offering Hebrew language instruction; read more in this earlier post. How time flies! EKHLA is getting ready to take… Continue Reading

Temple Beth-El board to vote on Great Hearts lease at October 1 meeting

As mentioned in this earlier post, Great Hearts Texas is negotiating with Temple Beth-El, located at 211 Belknap Place in Monte Vista, for a 5-year lease to house the charter school’s first campus in San Antonio. The temple board will vote on the… Continue Reading

San Antonio parents: Do you feel like you have “plenty of options” for schools?

San Antonio parents who aren’t satisfied with their neighborhood public school have plenty of options. “Education options abound”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, August 7, 2013. San Antonio parents: Do you feel like you have “plenty of options”? I don’t.… Continue Reading

FAQ update: What new charter schools are opening in San Antonio?

I recently updated my FAQ page. Here is an excerpt on “What new charter schools are opening in San Antonio?” BASIS San Antonio is opening in Fall 2013, serving grades 5-8 (growing to 5-12) in the Medical Center area. BASIS plans to open… Continue Reading

Generation 17 charter applicants: Where are they now?

In November 2012, the Texas State Board of Education granted Generation 17 charters to eight applicants. (Read more in this earlier post.) Where are they now? BASIS San Antonio is building its first campus in the Medical Center area in Fall 2013 (earlier post)… Continue Reading

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy charter school opening in San Antonio in August 2013

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy will be the first Hebrew language charter school in Texas when it opens in San Antonio in August 2013. (Learn about others in the U.S. in this earlier post.) The charter school will take over… Continue Reading

Ben Yehuda Academy in San Antonio is part of a national Hebrew charter school trend

Hebrew language immersion is, well, sort of niche. But last year, when BASIS and Great Hearts were applying for their charters, I watched Ben Yehuda Academy applying for their charter (their interview was right after Great Hearts), and I was… Continue Reading

Charter applications granted; more details in San Antonio Express-News

Leaders of both organizations [BASIS and Great Hearts] said they will begin searching for faculty and campus locations immediately. “Tomorrow we start that process,” said Great Hearts Texas President Peter Bezanson. “Charter schools advance”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, November… Continue Reading

BASIS, Great Hearts among Generation 17 charter applications approved

The State Board of Education granted these Generation 17 charter applications today: BASIS (San Antonio) Pro-Vision Academy (Houston) C.O.R.E. Academy (Houston) Village Tech Schools (Duncanville/Dallas) International Leadership of Texas (Dallas) Great Hearts Academy (San Antonio) Dallas Scholars Charter School Ben Yehuda Academy (San Antonio) The… Continue Reading