HISTORY OF TEXAS PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Our San Marcos campus has served elementary students and their families since 2001. While our Austin campus has been educating students since 2013.
Texas Prep’s charter is held by the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas, which is an extension of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We are one of two charter schools in the U.S. authorized through the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Charter schools are publicly funded schools that tailor programs to meet community needs. The schools are operated according to operating agreements called “charters.” School boards, state boards, local universities or other groups can organize a charter school. Charter schools meet financial needs by also receiving funding through grants and donations.
Charter schools follow these public school policies:
- Students pay nothing to attend the academic program.
- Any student can apply to attend.
- A religious group does not hold the charter.
- The school’s money mainly comes from federal, state and local taxes.
- Students follow federal and state academic requirements, like taking the STAAR test.
- Treatment is not based on race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, physical ability, academic ability, artistic ability or athletic ability.
The vision for our charter especially serves students whose parents and caretakers commute, work late or who are enrolled in higher education. Our All-Day model is unique and emphasizes community building, student learning, responsibility and ownership. Here’s how we do it:
Classes are limited to 22 students, providing the opportunity for personal instruction.
Students in grades one through sixth meet with their homeroom teacher and rotate to other rooms, which teaches real-world responsibility.
The school is open to students all day, making campuses their own. They are welcomed as early as 7 a.m. and, by participating in afterschool programs, can stay as late as 6:30 p.m.