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

Great Hearts Monte Vista enrollment period begins October 30, 2013

Great Hearts Texas is holding an informational meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in the Barshop Auditorium at Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map), the location of the Great Hearts Monte Vista Campus.… Continue Reading

[GHF Blog Hop] Homeschooling my gifted/2e son for one month so far

This month, I am contributing to the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Blog Hop on “Homeschooling a gifted/2e kid.”   This is a blog about charter schools . . . so why am I writing a post about homeschooling? Life is full of… 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

Dates & events for San Antonio high-performing charter schools

Learn more about high-quality, free public charter schools in San Antonio by attending an information session or a demonstration lesson. Also, take note of application deadlines and lottery dates. April 29, 2013: KIPP: San Antonio middle school application deadline April 30, 2013: KIPP:… Continue Reading