School Tour with Great Hearts Western Hills Headmaster Robby Kuhlman

School Tour with Great Hearts Western Hills Headmaster Robby Kuhlman | San Antonio Charter Moms

Robby Kuhlman is the Headmaster of Great Hearts Western Hills, the new campus in the Great Hearts Academies network of public charter schools that recently broke ground on the west side of San Antonio. Kuhlman has been meeting with prospective families and… Continue Reading

How it feels to be on a charter school waiting list

UPDATE: Great Hearts Monte Vista has added a second section of 9th grade (February 28, 2014) Last week, I went to the public lottery for Great Hearts Monte Vista. (Here’s my earlier post about pre-lottery stress.) What happened? Short version: F.T. drew… Continue Reading

KIPP: San Antonio information sessions for 2014

KIPP: San Antonio has scheduled a series of information sessions and open houses for prospective parents who are thinking about enrolling their children in the tuition-free, open enrollment charter school for the 2014-15 school year. Here are the meeting dates: February… Continue Reading

[Alamo City Moms Blog] IDEA Public Schools expands to four campuses in San Antonio

Are you following Alamo City Moms Blog yet? They just published their 200th post. It’s grown into a great discussion place and source of information for San Antonio moms, and I am proud to be a contributor. This week, I wrote a sponsored… Continue Reading

"Don't dwell on it": Stressing about the lottery, and making backup plans

“I try not to dwell on it,” I said. “Yes, that’s probably for the best, don’t dwell on it.” That’s a conversation I had before the holidays, when I was visiting with a Great Hearts Texas staff member, and I… 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

Great Hearts Monte Vista open-enrollment lottery will be on January 21, 2014

Great Hearts Monte Vista will hold its open-enrollment lottery at 6:30 p.m. January 21, 2014 in the Barshop Auditorium at Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Pl., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map). A recent email from Peter Bezanson, Superintendent of Great Hearts Texas, emphasizes… Continue Reading

San Antonio parents welcome the first Great Hearts Academies campus in Texas, while Dallas waits

San Antonio families are flocking to enroll at the first Great Hearts campus in Texas. Meanwhile, families in North Texas will have to wait another year or more as a result of the State Board of Education‘s veto of Education Commissioner Michael Williams‘… Continue Reading

Great Hearts Monte Vista open-enrollment period begins today, October 30, 2013

As mentioned in this earlier post, the Great Hearts Texas open-enrollment period begins today, October 30, 2013. Later today, the admissions tab of the Great Hearts Texas website will have a link to the online application. At last night’s informational meeting, Great Hearts Texas Superintendent Peter… Continue Reading

[Updated] About San Antonio Charter Moms

This morning, I updated my About page. I’ve copied it here to snapshot it, because I’m sure I’ll be updating it again soon.  San Antonio moms, dads, and kids need more good education choices. This blog is meant to help… Continue Reading