SHSU Charter School

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

February 1: Enrollment Applications due to reserve a spot in the 2020-2021 lottery

February 7: Lottery drawing for 2020-2021 enrollment

February 11: STAAR Parent Meeting, Greengate location @ 4pm

February 12: STAAR Parent Meeting, Brighton location @ 5pm

February 17: President's Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL

February 19: STAAR Parent Meeting, Cypress Trails location @ 5pm

February 24-28: Benchmark testing at all locations, no campus visitors

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

Wednesday, February 26


Charter School, Brighton location

10801 Falconwing Dr.

The Woodlands, TX

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