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What is a Charter School?

 

Charter schools are public schools that operate with an agreement (or charter) with a state, school district, or governmental entity to provide an enhanced education that is often unavailable within the conventional public schooling setting. Charter schools are open to all students, do not charge tuition, have no religious affiliation, and must abide by the same state and federal testing, financial, anti-discrimination, health, and safety regulations as all public schools. They typically have higher levels of parent, student, and community involvement and often realize higher student achievement.

Founders Classical Academy is not affiliated with a local school district (ISD). We are part of the ResponsiveEd® family of schools, and our accreditation is with the Texas Education Agency as a public charter school designed to provide an effective, traditional liberal arts and sciences education for our students, otherwise known as a Classical Education. Over the last several years, Founders has earned distinctions from the Texas Education Agency for Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and College Readiness. Our student ACT, CLT, and SAT, and Advanced Placement scores are above Texas and national averages. 

Our campus is small by design, which gives it a private school atmosphere where parents, faculty, and staff can work together for the benefit of each child. 

 

Please watch the presentation for more information about our approach, hosted by FCA Regional Director, Mr. Caros:

Classical education helped to propel Western Civilization to the top of the world in civic institutions, personal liberty, philanthropy, economic enterprise, technological innovation, and relative safety and security. It is rooted in an approach from ancient Greece and Rome that developed over a long period of time in the West.

Classical schools take an approach to education characterized by a traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum and pedagogy. Our orientation towards truth, beauty, and goodness aims to cultivate wise and virtuous citizens.

  • Climbing Parnassus, Tracy Lee Simmons
  • Tending the Heart of Virtue, Vigen Guroian
  • Why Don’t Students Like School?, Daniel Willingham
  • The Art of Teaching, Gilbert Highet
  • The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis
  • Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch
  • The Idea of a University, John Henry Newman
  • The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools, E.D. Hirsch