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

Downtown San Antonio skyline reveals a cluster of charter schools

The other day, I walked up to the Overlook at the San Antonio Botanical Garden to stretch my legs and enjoy the view. Of course, since I have charter schools on the brain, I looked see how many campuses I could… 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

Drumroll, please: Great Hearts Texas (potential) location announcement

As mentioned in this earlier post, Great Hearts Texas has been looking for a campus location near downtown, Monte Vista, or Tobin Hill. Good news! They are working on a lease. Read more in today’s email announcement: Greetings, I am writing to you… Continue Reading

San Antonio ISD’s Hawthorne Academy under construction as part of Bond 2010

Over the weekend, I drove past Hawthorne Academy, an in-district charter at San Antonio ISD, and snapped a picture of the construction—part of the Bond 2010 program. Here is an earlier post with a pre-construction photo of Hawthorne. Hawthorne is one of… 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

School board election results 2013: San Antonio ISD adds Lecholop and Valdez

The May 11 school board elections added two new faces to the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees. District 1: Steve Lecholop (campaign website) replaces trustee Rubén Cuero, who did not seek re-election. District 3: Incumbent Debra Guerrero (Facebook) will return.… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: San Antonio ISD

Four seats on the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; two incumbents have drawn opponents, but only one race (District 4) is truly contested. District 1: Steve Lecholop (campaign website) is running unopposed; trustee… Continue Reading