SHSU Charter School

Please see the Graduation Ceremony Guidelines posted by the Texas Education Agency.

SHSU Charter School locations will proceed with Kindergarten and 6th Grade Graduation ceremonies. Please see times and locations below under Important Dates.

Governor Abbott mandated that all schools remain closed until the end of the 2019-2020 school year.  As part of this order all school facilities in Texas must remain closed.  Due to this extension of his order, the SHSU Charter School will continue our remote learning platforms through May 28.


"If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office."

Dr. Ronny D Knox, Superintendent

(936) 294-3347

We are SO PROUD of the hard work our staff and students are putting in to "remote learning"! Keep up the great work, everyone!

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!

19-20 SHSU Charte staff

Important Dates

Greengate Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony     May 26 @ 10am

Cypress Trails Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony     May 27 

(Ms. O'Neal's Class @ 9am, Mrs. Newton's Class @ 10am)

Brighton Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony     May 28

(Mrs. Jordan's Class @ 9am, Mrs. Smith's Class @ 10am)

Brighton 6th Grade Graduation Ceremony     May 28 @ 11am

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.





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