TPSA Membership Update - Applications Are Pouring In!

Join your fellow private schools in Texas in order to be a part of the association that protects and represents private schools in the legislature


Thank you to all of the schools who have renewed online when your membership expired!  All schools will be getting reminder emails at the membership expiration date. Applications can be found at www.texasprivateschools.org.  Members may login to renew.  Please contact [email protected] for login assistance.

All TEPSAC-accredited non-profit private schools are eligible to join, and membership is NOT automatically included with accreditation.


October Featured Schools



Congratulations to Alpha Omega Academy in Huntsville, Angleton Christian School, Fairhill School in Plano, Hill Country Seventh-Day Adventist School in Kerrville, and St. Mary's Central Catholic School in Odessa. These schools are our featured schools of the month! 

Visit TPSA on Facebook to see more details about these fine schools!



 


If your school has an early childhood program that is licensed, there are meetings scheduled all over the state to get public feedback on minimum standards.  

Are the current minimum standards fine as is, or are there any specific standards that you think need to be changed, removed or added?  Plan to attend the meeting in your area; no advance sign up is necessary.

This is a great opportunity to have input into the licensing process.






If not, plan to attend one of these remaining

workshops!

November 3-4, El Paso, TX
November 10-11, Huntsville, TX
November 17-18, Dallas, TX

More information can be found on the events page, and registration is online here.  Feel free to contact Jacob Lira with any questions - [email protected]|












 
 

TPSA Member School Recognized as 2015 Blue Ribbon School

Grace Community School in Tyler, Texas was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School for 2015 by the US Department of Education. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored and recognized great American public and private elementary, middle, and high schools since 1982.  A National Blue Ribbon Schools flag waving overhead has become a trademark of excellence, a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities.

Information about how to apply to be a Blue Ribbon School for 2016 can be found on the website for the Council for American Private Education.




 
School Growth Innovation Lab in Dallas
November 9th and 10th


 


School Growth has designed a professional development experience called the Innovation Lab, where administrators, board members, and other leaders work together over two days to produce a plan that supports rapid learning and engagement. Over 200 schools have already participated in the Innovation Lab this year, and the feedback has been consistent: “We did more in 90-days than we’ve ever done before. This is so simple yet powerful.”

In collaboration with the Texas Private Schools Association, The School Growth Innovation Lab is being hosted in Dallas on November 9-10. This unique opportunity could be just what your leadership team needs to jump start your plans for 2016. The best results are achieved with a team of 3-4 people, that includes the head of school and at least one board member.

To learn more visit www.SchoolGrowth.com/dallas-lab or call (855) 444-7698.





Did you know?  Private school teachers who teach in a school that serves at least 30% disadvantaged students and who are teaching in a shortage area such as bilingual education, computer science, math, science or special education are eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 of their student loans.  For more information about this program, please contact James Golsan at the TEA at [email protected]







Want to join these smiling people next year at the School Choice Rally at the Capitol?  Do you want your students to have the unforgettable experience of talking to their legislators about what their school means to them?

If so, save the date for Friday, January 29th at 10am! 

Busing is available for interested schools.  Please contact [email protected] for more information. 








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