ANNUAL CALL FOR QUALITY SCHOOLS

We’re partnering with San Antonio ISD educators to leverage their skills and past successes to launch high-quality, autonomous schools. When we empower educators with the autonomy to design and run high-quality schools, we will support best-fit school options that students can access, regardless of their academic abilities or geographic constraints.

ANNUAL CALL FOR QUALITY SCHOOLS

We’re partnering with San Antonio ISD educators to leverage their skills and past successes to launch high-quality, autonomous schools. When we empower educators with the autonomy to design and run high-quality schools, we will increase the number of best-fit school options that students can access, regardless of their academic abilities or geographic constraints.

CALLING ALL SAISD EDUCATORS

The San Antonio ISD Office of Innovation will consider proposals from educators interested in revising existing in-district charters through the district’s Annual Call for Quality Schools.

Letter of Intent

The school principal, or external partner organization seeking an SB 1882 Partnership, must submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by June 16, 2022 using the online form below. The Letter of Intent will give the Office of Innovation an opportunity to meet potential applicants. Completing the Letter of Intent does not bind you to submitting a full application.

LETTER OF INTENT

Applications

After submitting a Letter of Intent, applicants will submit an Application, each with its own focus.

SAISD principals will complete the “Internal Charter Application.”
External partner organizations will complete the “SB 1882 Partner Application.”
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INTERNAL CHARTER APPLICATION
SB 1882 PARTNER APPLICATION

ANNOUNCEMENTS & FAQs

Announcements

  • Please contact Dr. Leo Contreras if you would like more information on applying to become an in-district charter school, or a SB 1882 Partner: LContreras3@saisd.net

Frequently Asked Questions

Leadership from existing SAISD neighborhood schools and new SAISD startup schools may apply.  For existing schools, there must be an applicant leadership team consisting of three to five people, including the principal and two full-time teachers.  For new schools, the team must also be three to five people, including the principal and at least two other people who will be working at the campus full-time. Schools that are currently designated “Improvement Required” are not eligible to apply.
Ideally, a school would take one year to engage its school staff and community prior to applying.  The official timeline from submission of the letter of intent to board approval of the school’s in-district charter application, is typically 8 to 9 months (from August to March).
New in-district charter applicants may be eligible for federal Charter School Program (CSP) grants, which are one-time grants to support school planning and start up expenses like professional development and technology. (This is not a permanent infusion of school funding.) If a school has received a CSP grant in the past, it will not be eligible for another grant. This is a competitive grant, so the award is not guaranteed. Awards are typically in the range of $800,000 per school over two years.
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