EDUCATION IN AUSTIN
ALTERNATIVES for ALL
Educational alternatives are
everywhere in Austin, and one of the
fastest-growing areas is charter schools.
These unique schools are public schools
with a twist, with a lot of freedom in terms
of curriculum and philosophy that are
appealing to many parents. For example,
in Austin alone, there are charter schools
for specific skills, like gymnastics or
technology, as well as numerous
opportunities for self-directed and
A good resource for more information
on charter schools in Austin and around
the state is the San Antonio-based
Resource Center for Charter Schools.
Call the Center at 210-348-7890; visit
at 40 NE Loop 410, Suite 408, San
Antonio, Texas 78216; or log on to
www.charterstexas.org for more information.
There’s also the Texas Charter Schools
Association ( www.txcharterschools.org);
parents can search for schools and get
more information (see listing of National
Educational Resources in this section).