What is a Charter School?

    Reimagining education: one school, one classroom, one student at a time. There is CHOICE in public education! 


    Public charter schools were created by the state of Texas in 1995 to have the flexibility to adapt to the individual needs of students and encourage more innovation in education. Because charter schools are public schools, they are open to all children, are not associated with any religion, and are tuition-free. Charter schools operate with the same academic and financial accountability under TEA as public Independent School Districts (ISD). The leaders and teachers of these student-centered, family and community-engaged schools are passionate that every Texas student deserves a high-quality education regardless of where they live. 

    Public charter schools vary in mission and model, serving a diverse population of students with a wide range of needs. Each charter school is unique and serves the philosophy that students deserve more than a one-size-fits-all approach to public education. The reasons parents choose charter schools for their children are just as unique as the students themselves.

    Founded in 1998, Advantage Academy is one of the most enduring and experienced charter schools in Texas. Learn why families like yours choose Advantage Academy by exploring Why Choose Advantage Academy. Here are just a few reasons:

    • Our small school environment allows a more individualized approach to teaching and classroom management. Your child is more than a number. 
    • Our zero tolerance bullying policy protects our students while giving our parents peace of mind. Incidents that may go unnoticed at a larger ISD are quickly addressed at Advantage Academy.
    • Our dedicated focus on Character and Leadership builds relationships within the school and prepares students beyond the classroom.

    Learn more about Charter Schools by visiting NAPCS What is a Charter School?