What is a Charter School?
Charter schools in Texas are part of the public school system. When the Texas Education Agency authorizes a charter, the agency is effectively creating a smaller, more nimble independent school district. For context: Austin Achieve will grow to serve over 2,000 scholars by 2020. By comparison, the Austin Independent School District currently serves over 80,000 children. Texas charter schools receive $1,500 less per scholar per year than traditional public schools.