What is a Charter School


In 1996, the Texas Legislature created charter schools to offer locally created community schools that improve the learning experiences of today’s youth.

A Charter School is a state-funded program that allows schools to operate with more flexibility than traditional public school. Charter Schools are similar to public schools in many was including being required to meet all Texas graduation and testing standards. All those who qualify for graduation receive a state-accreditted high school diploma, just like you receive at a traditional public high school.

Winfree Academy Charter Schools are tuition-free and accepts students who apply on a first come, first serve basis. There are no requirements for entry. Unfortunately we are limited to the number of students we can accept, so if more than the allotted spots have been spoken for a lottery will be held.

Winfree Academy, like many charter schools, operates as an open-enrollment charter school and is not directly connected to any of the 86 school districts it is authorized to serve. Winfree Academy offers an accredited·public school education. It serves all students and not just those who meet any selected criteria. Tuition is not charged, and admission is not based on an external characteristic, such as academic ability or family income.