Great Hearts Texas

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Basic Information

County: Bexar
District: Great Hearts
Phone Number: 2108889475
Fax Number: 2108889484

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Additional Information

School Type: Public Charter School
Grade Level: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Founded: 2004
School Setting:

A liberal arts education for the 21st century; honors-based curriculum, competitive athletics, co-curricular programs. Robust and proven 5-12 curriculum; founded in the fine arts, humanities, advanced math and sciences.

Support Services:

Great Hearts is a network of public charter schools that provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities, who are currently eligible or are determined eligible to receive special education services and related services. Providing access to a classical education to students with disabilities is central to Great Hearts’ philosophy of education, which seeks to enrich the lives of all of our children. Our Special Education teams develop a program for each eligible student that maximizes access to the liberal arts curriculum through small-group or one-on-one instruction, both inside and outside of the regular classroom during the school day. Our teams comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and include instruction in skills and strategies in areas of deficit and may incorporate related services including, but not limited to:
•Speech and Language services
•Occupational therapy
•Physical therapy
•School-based counseling
•Consultation with a hearing teacher

After School Programs: Yes
School Clubs:

Drama, robotics, folk music, leadership, bagpipe, yoga, coding, Spanish, gardening, cooking, engineering design, troubadour, chess, swing dance, Chinese, choral, sculpting, art, film, and yearbook.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Great Hearts Academies (“GHA”) is to create a network of academically rigorous, classical,
liberal arts primary, middle, and high schools in Arizona and Texas. This network will prepare its graduates
for success in the most highly selective colleges and universities in the nation, and to be leaders in creating a more
philosophical, humane, and just society. Great Hearts’ public academies surpass the best public and private school
options in academic outcomes, student moral formation, and comprehensive extra-curricular participation.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Great Hearts is passionately committed to cultivating the hearts and minds of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness and Beauty.

Enrollment Characteristics: Charter schools are open to ALL children and they are committed to serving a student body that reflects the local community. If a charter school receives more students than it has spots available, it is required by law to hold a lottery to determine which students will have the opportunity to attend. Many charter schools have waitlists and may admit more students from the waitlist as spots become available.
School History:

Great Hearts network of non-profit public charter schools are dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical liberal arts academies. By engaging a well-rounded program in a vibrant school culture, our students are prepared for success in college, leadership in any field in which they choose to endeavor, and a life filled with purpose. With a curriculum built upon a classical liberal arts tradition, Great Hearts cultivates the hearts and minds of students in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness and Beauty.