SHSU Charter School

After considering new CDC guidelines and conferring with local health authorities, the SHSU Charter School will remain closed through Friday, April 10th. 

We will reassess the situation at that time, our plan is to reopen school on Monday, April 13th. 

As mentioned in our previous emails, our team is working on a remote learning platform for our students.  Details regarding this remote learning program will be shared with you by email on Thursday, March 19th.  

The Superintendent's Statements regarding COVID-19 and the Coronavirus is available HERE.

Charter School Campus Leaders met with Dr. Knox and Dr. O'Neal during spring break to prepare for our remote learning programs to begin on March 24. We are excited to "see" our students again!


Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is now OPEN! Please complete the 2020-2021 Enrollment Application and submit to Joseph Mesa at

2020-2021 applications must be received by February 1 at 6pm to secure a spot in the lottery. 

We are still accepting New Student Applications for the current 2019-2020 school year. You can find the 2019-2020 Charter School Application HERE. Please submit forms, questions and concerns to Joseph Mesa at

We have openings at the following locations:

Brighton Academy (The Woodlands)- 5th and 6th grades

Greengate Academy (Klein area) – Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades

Cypress Trails (Spring area) –  Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

Our 2019-2020 Staff Welcomes You!

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Important Dates

March 6 - 23: SPRING BREAK

March 24: Return to School

May 21: Kindergarten Graduation for Cypress Trails @ 1:30pm

May 26: Kindergarten Graduation for Greengate @ 2pm

May 27: Kindergarten Graduation for Brighton at 9:30am

May 27: Sixth Grade Graduation for Brighton at 1:30pm

Accountability Update

In 2019, the Sam Houston State University Charter School received a district rating of a "B" from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), as well as a Distinction for Academic Growth. You may view our School Report Card here, and you may view our full Texas Academic Report Card (TAPR) here.

Bearkat Spotlight

Congratulations to SHSU Charter School Principal Renee O'Neal. Dr. O'Neal received her educational doctorate in literacy from Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2019. We are so proud, Eat 'Em Up, Kats!


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To schedule a campus tour, please call the Charter School office at 936-294-3347 or email

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Dr. Knox and Dr. O'Neal: Ambassadors for Sam Houston, the University, and the Charter School

Announcements and Upcoming Events

In October of 2017, the Texas Education Agency conducted a site visit at the SHSU Charter School to evaluate progress during its first year of integration. To view the TEA Report, click here.





Board Meeting

Thursday, March 26


1908 Bobby K Marks Dr

Huntsville, TX

Room 319L

Due to the recent changes surrounding the COVID-19 circumstances, the March Board Meeting will be held through a virtual Zoom meeting and open to the public. To connect with audio and video, please select the link below:

Join Zoom Meeting

To connect through audio only (via phone), please call the following number: 1-346-248-7799

Then after another prompt, press: 466885464#

Zoom meeting video recordings will be available on the website following the meeting.

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