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

Getting to know the Great Hearts leadership team at the Monte Vista open house

In April, when I visited Great Hearts Academies at their home base in Phoenix, Arizona (earlier post), school culture made a big impression on me. Great Hearts America CEO Dr. Daniel Scoggin and the entire management team are sincere when they say that… 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

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

Great Hearts to lease at Temple Beth-El; info meeting October 29

According to an email that went out this afternoon, Great Hearts Texas and Temple Beth-El have agreed to a multi-year lease to allow the charter school to establish its first San Antonio campus at the temple, which is located at 211 Belknap Place in Monte… Continue Reading

Great Hearts Texas newsletter includes potential location information

Peter Bezanson, President of Great Hearts Texas, recently sent out an email newsletter including information about potential locations in San Antonio: For our 2014-15 opening, we are in the process of negotiating a long-term lease for a facility that is in/near the north Downtown/Monte… Continue Reading