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Charter School Guide 2021

When it comes to your child’s education, you have choices. Charter schools are a free, public option—here are some to consider.

Arlington Classics Academy
5206 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington, TX 76017
Arlington Classics Academy Primary School: 2800 W. Arkansas Ln., Arlington, TX 76016
Arlington Classics Academy Intermediate School: 2800-B W. Arkansas Ln., Arlington, TX 76016
Arlington Classics Academy Middle School: 5200 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington, TX 76017
817/987-1819
For over 20 years, Arlington Classics Academy educators have challenged and inspired students to push their academic boundaries. As a tuition-free open-enrollment public charter school, ACA serves over 1,500 students in Tarrant, Dallas, and Johnson counties and surrounding communities in grades Kindergarten through 8th. Visit tryaca.com and learn how ACA can be a partner in your student’s education.

Harmony Public Schools DFW
12005 Forestgate Dr., Ste. 110, Dallas, TX 75243
Harmony School of Innovation-Carrollton (K-5) and Harmony Science Academy-Carrollton (6-12): 1024 W. Rosemeade Pkwy., Carrollton, TX, 75007
Harmony Science Academy-Dallas/Elementary (K-5), Harmony Science Academy-Dallas/Middle (6-8), Harmony Science Academy-Dallas/High (9-12): 12005 Forestgate Dr., Dallas, TX, 75243
Harmony School of Innovation-Dallas (6-12): 8080 W. President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, TX, 75252
Harmony School of Excellence-Dallas (6-12): 8120 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX, 75249
Harmony School of Innovation-Euless (K-5) and Harmony Science Academy-Euless (6-12): 701 S. Industrial Blvd., #105, Euless, TX, 76040
Harmony Science Academy-Fort Worth (K-5): 5651 Westcreek Dr., Fort Worth, TX, 76133
Harmony School of Innovation-Fort Worth (6-12): 8100 S. Hulen Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76123
Harmony Science Academy-Garland (PreK-6): 2302 Firewheel Pkwy, Garland, TX, 75040
Harmony School of Innovation-Garland (7-12): 2250 Firewheel Pkwy., Garland, TX, 75040
Harmony Science Academy-Grand Prairie (PreK-8): 1102 NW 7th Street, Grand Prairie, TX, 75050
Harmony School of Innovation-Grand Prairie (PreK-5): 1441 Fish Creek Road, Grand Prairie, TX, 75052
Harmony Science Academy-Plano (PreK-5): 550 Talbert Drive, Plano, TX, 75093
214/570-1606
Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-wide, tuition-free public charter school system. Harmony’s DFW District has 18 campuses serving preK-12 students in 8 North Texas cities: Carrollton, Dallas, Euless, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Plano and also in Waco. Each school’s award-winning curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. Apply now at harmonytx.org/apply!

IDEA Tarrant County
600 Bryan Ave., Ste. 220, Fort Worth, TX 76104
IDEA Achieve: 1900 Thomas Rd., Haltom City, TX 76117
IDEA Edgecliff: 1640 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76132
IDEA Rise: 3000 S. Cherry Ln., Benbrook, TX 76116
IDEA Southeast (Opening in 2021): 2935 E. Seminary Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76119
817/885-4200
IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.

Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy
2727 Military Pkwy., Mesquite, TX 75149
601 Accent Dr., Plano, TX 75075
469/249-1099
Tuition-free, K–12, public charter school with locations in Plano and Mesquite. Now enrolling for 2021–22! Project-based learning, trilingual education (English, Spanish, Chinese), STEM academy, Engineering is Elementary (K–5), robotics (6–12), career and technical education (CTE), dual-credit career tracks with tree college courses starting in 9th grade! Call 972/441-4618 to schedule a campus tour.

Life School of Dallas
132 E. Ovilla Rd., Ste. A, Red Oak, TX 75154
Life School Carrollton Elementary: 2660 E. Trinity Mills Rd., Carrollton, TX 75006
Life School Cedar Hill Elementary: 129 W. Wintergreen Rd., Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Life School Lancaster Elementary: 950 I-35E, Lancaster, TX 75146
Life School Mountain Creek Elementary: 5525 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX 75211
Life School Oak Cliff Elementary, Life Middle School Oak Cliff, Life High School Oak Cliff: 4400 S. R L Thornton Fwy., Dallas, TX 75224
Life School Red Oak Elementary: 777 S S I-35 East Service Rd., Red Oak, TX 75154
Life Middle School Waxahachie: 3295 US-77, Waxahachie, TX 75165
Life High School Waxahachie: 170 Butcher Rd., Waxahachie, TX 75165
469/850-5433
Life School is a free, public charter school with locations across Dallas. We develop leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training and partnerships with parents and the community. By helping students develop leadership skills, we prepare them to be ready to lead, ready to learn, and ready for life.

Texas Center for Arts + Academics
3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76109
Texas School of the Arts (Grades K–5): 6025 Village Pkwy., Edgecliff Village, TX 76134
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (Grades 3–12): 3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76109
817/766-2390
TCA+A charter schools encourage students, grades K–12, to learn and grow through an arts-based approach. Students are immersed in daily rotations of dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. Fine arts elements are also integrated into academic classes—inspiring creative thinking, innovation, and collaboration in all subjects. Our tuition-free, public charter schools rank among the top schools in Texas.

Uplift Education
3000 Pegasus Park Dr., Dallas, TX 75247
43 primary, middle and high schools located on 21 campuses across DFW
469/621-8500
Uplift Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of teachers, families, and, most importantly, students. With a network of 43 college preparatory, public charter schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Uplift offers students of any background the powerful chance to study within a multidisciplinary curriculum and prepare for the college career they deserve.

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