Profile: Choose to Succeed

Choose to Succeed is a coordinated effort among community leaders and funders to attract the best charter school organizations in the U.S. to locate campuses in San Antonio:  IDEA Public Schools and KIPP: San Antonio will be joined by Great Hearts Academies, BASIS Schools, Carpe Diem Schools, and Rocketship Education.

Choose to Succeed plans to create spaces for 80,000 students at high-performing charter schools in San Antonio by 2026. Research shows that students who attend these schools pack in a lot more learning every year. They graduate ready for challenging careers and prepared to succeed in college. This program could more than double the number of college graduates produced from San Antonio every year. Altogether, these improvements would have a dramatic impact on San Antonio’s workforce and its ability to attract employers with high-paying skilled and professional jobs.

What are the necessary elements to make this happen? These charter schools need philanthropic support to cover their start-up costs. Also, the out-of-state organizations need charters to operate in Texas. (The State Board of Education is currently considering applications from Great Hearts and BASIS.) Finally, the movement needs community support from parents who want to enroll their children in these amazing schools.

Read more at the Choose to Succeed website.

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A nonprofit that helps parents to research school options and become advocates for high quality education.