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Charter Schools

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
Main office: 5206 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington, TX 76017
Primary Campus, K–2
2800 W. Arkansas Ln., Arlington, TX 76016
Intermediate Campus, 3–5
2800-B W. Arkansas Ln., Arlington, TX 76016
Middle School Campus, 6–8
5200 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington, TX 76017
Arlington Classics Academy is a tuition-free, publicly funded, and open to all K–8 charter school. Through a classical instruction model, ACA offers rigorous academics designed to enable every student to exceed their potential. Serving over 1500 students, ACA believes a committed partnership between the student, parents, and teachers shapes a student’s success. Visit our website to learn more.

BASIS Benbrook
8901 Vista Way, Benbrook, TX 76126
BASIS Benbrook, located in the Fort Worth area, serves grades K–5 for the 2022–23 school year. BASIS Benbrook will be enrolling grades K–6 for the 2023–24 school year. Attend an upcoming school tour to learn more about our world-class, tuition-free, public charter school.

Chapel Hill Academy
4640 Sycamore School Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76133
Chapel Hill Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school serving students Pre-K–8th grade. We focus on the whole child, believing academic success is related to emotional and mental well-being. Our highly qualified teachers are dedicated to our students and quality education. Every child should feel safe, acknowledged, loved and know they can reach and exceed their goals.

East Fort Worth Montessori Academy
501 Oakland Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76103
Now enrolling students for the 2023–24 school year! Visit our website to take a virtual tour. We offer Pre-K–5th grade. Outside learning environment with animals and Montessori curriculum in lower grades. We have dedicated educators and administrators that want to see our students succeed.

Harmony Public Schools North Texas
District office: 12005 Forestgate Dr., Ste. 110, Dallas, TX 75243
Elementary Schools:
Harmony Science Academy-Dallas Elem., K–7
11945 Forestgate Dr., Dallas, TX 75243
Harmony School of Innovation-Carrollton, K–5
1024 W. Rosemeade Pkwy., Bldg. 1, Carrollton, TX 75007
Harmony School of Innovation-Euless, K–5
701 S. Industrial Blvd., #105, Euless, TX 75249
Harmony Science Academy-Garland, Pre-K–6
2302 Firewheel Pkwy., Garland, TX 75040
Harmony School of Innovation-Grand Prairie, Pre-K–5
1441 Fish Creek Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Harmony Science Academy-Grand Prairie, Pre-K–8
1102 NW 7th St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Harmony Science Academy-Fort Worth, K–5
5651 Westcreek Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76133
Harmony Science Academy-Plano, Pre-K–5
550 Talbert Dr., Plano, TX 75093
Secondary Schools:
Harmony Science Academy-Dallas High, 8–12
12005 Forestgate Dr., #100, Dallas, TX 75243
Harmony Science Academy-Carrollton, 6–12
1024 W. Rosemeade Pkwy., Bldg. 2, Carrollton, TX 75007
Harmony Science Academy-Euless, 6–12
701 S. Industrial Blvd., #115, Euless, TX 75249
Harmony School of Innovation-Garland, 7–12
2250 Firewheel Pkwy., Garland, TX 75040
Harmony School of Innovation-Dallas, 6–12
8080 W. Pres. George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, TX 75252
Harmony School of Excellence-Dallas, 6–12
8120 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75249
Harmony School of Innovation-Fort Worth, 6–12
8100 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76123
Harmony Public Schools is a tuition-free, STEM-focused, college preparatory school system. Through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), students gain a better understanding of how the material they’re learning connects to the bigger world around them. Harmony’s North Texas District offers 17 campuses serving Pre-K–Grade 12 students in Dallas, Fort Worth, Carrollton, Euless, Garland, Grand Prairie and Plano.

Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy
Mesquite Campus
2727 Military Pkwy., Mesquite, TX 75149
Plano Campus
601 Accent Dr., Plano, TX 75075
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy is now enrolling Pre-K4–12th grade. A tuition-free, state funded charter school, designed to meet the needs of each individual scholar and inspire critical thinking. Health Fair: April 22, 2023, 9am–2pm. Senior Graduation: June 1, 2023.

Life School
Central office: 132 E. Ovilla Rd., Ste. A, Waxahachie, TX 75165
Life School Carrollton Elementary
Life School Cedar Hill Elementary
Life School Lancaster Elementary
Life School Mountain Creek Elementary
Life School Oak Cliff Elementary
Life Middle School Oak Cliff
Life High School Oak Cliff
Life School Red Oak Elementary
Life Middle School Waxahachie
Life High School Waxahachie
Life School is a public school offering K–12. In August 2023, they introduce a four-day school week. But, a four-day school week isn’t the only reason to choose Life School. Life School received 87 out of 100 possible points in TEA Accountability, earning a B rating, earned seven campus distinctions and is ranked in DFW’s best charter schools.

Trivium Academy
2205 E. Hebron Pkwy., Carrollton, TX 75010
Trivium Academy is a K–12 tuition-free charter school sponsored by Portico Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that believes in offering our community a choice in public education. Trivium Academy provides a classical education for the modern world that trains children to be lifelong learners. Students engage in learning content, examine information critically and express themselves with increasing sophistication each year.

Universal Academy
Irving Campus, Pre-K–12
2616 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062
Coppell Campus, Pre-K–12
1001 E. Sandy Lake Rd., Coppell, TX 75019
Bartonville Campus, K–12
2700 FM 407 E., Bartonville, TX 76226
Universal Academy offers each student a customized educational pathway to success. We start by providing your child access to the highly academically acclaimed “Cambridge International” program. Our program blends academic rigor, socialization and extra-curricular activities to motivate, support and enrich every student’s daily learning experience. We also offer a virtual school for grades 6–12.

Uplift Education
Central office: 3000 Pegasus Park Dr., Ste. 1100, Dallas, TX 75247
Uplift Ascend Preparatory
3301 Turf Paradise Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76140
Uplift Atlas Preparatory (Formerly Uplift Peak)
4600 Bryan St., Dallas, TX 75204
Uplift Crescendo Preparatory
1200 Cooks Ln., Fort Worth, TX 76120
Uplift Elevate Preparatory
10800 Chapin Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76108
Uplift Gradus Preparatory
121 Seahawk Dr., DeSoto, TX 75115
Uplift Grand Preparatory
300 E. Church St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Uplift Hampton Preparatory
8915 S. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75232
Uplift Heights Preparatory, Primary
2202 Calypso St., Dallas, TX 75212
Uplift Heights Preparatory, Secondary
2650 Canada Dr., Dallas, TX 75212
Uplift Infinity Preparatory
1401 S. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75060
Uplift Luna Preparatory, Primary
2020 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202
Uplift Luna Preparatory, Secondary
2625 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75226
Uplift Meridian Preparatory
1801 S. Beach St., Fort Worth, TX 76105
Uplift Mighty Preparatory
3700 Mighty Mite Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76105
Uplift North Hills Preparatory
606 E. Royal Ln., Irving, TX 75039
Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory
2510 S. Vernon Ave., Dallas, TX 75224
Uplift Summit International Preparatory
1305 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011
Uplift Triumph Preparatory
9411 Hargrove Dr., Dallas, TX 75220
Uplift White Rock Hills Preparatory
7370 Valley Glen Rd., Dallas, TX 75228
Uplift Williams Preparatory
1750 Viceroy Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
Uplift Wisdom Preparatory
301 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75232
We are the largest charter school network in North Texas, and continue to be proud of our 100% college acceptance for our graduates. We look forward to a future of educating more scholars and improving education as a whole for all children.

For more options, visit DFWChild’s Schools & Education Directory.

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