TPSA Membership Update - Applications Coming in the Mail Soon!

Please become a member today and 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.  Those schools who have not joined for this year will be getting applications in the mail as well.  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.


September Featured Schools



Congratulations to All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Austin Waldorf School, San Antonio Country Day Montessori, Southcrest Christian School in Lubbock, and St. Mark Lutheran School in Houston. These schools are our featured schools of the month!  They have all had a strong start to the school year and will continue to serve their students and families well.



 


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.






The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Educator Grant application for the 2015-2016 school year are still open. As a reminder, they will give funding of up to $1,000 for up to ten educators or educational institutions, towards projects that further civic or social responsibility.

In the past, they have had schools develop anti-bullying campaigns, address local social issues, create genocide education projects, and take field trips to various Texas Holocaust museums. Applications are due by September 30th. You can find the application, procedures, and guidelines here.




September 29-30, Abilene, TX
October 5-6, San Angelo, TX
October 12-13, San Antonio, TX
October 14-15, Austin, TX
October 20-21, Pittsburg, TX
October 26-27, Houston, TX
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]

 
 

SAT Scores for Private Schools Exceed Benchmark

It was good news from the Council for American Private Education about SAT scores for private school students.






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


TPSA and The School Growth Lab present a 2-Day Professional Development Session where we collaborate with your team to accomplish three extraordinary results:

1. School Growth Lab Canvas with clearly defined target market, value proposition, key activities, and resources.

2. 90-Day Action Plan with high-value projects to build momentum and accountability

3. Communication Plan that captures the compelling narrative to share internally and perhaps with your community.

Go here for more information and registration information.





NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK 2016


Want to join these smiling people next year at the School Choice Rally at the Capitol?  Save the date for Friday, January 29th at 10am!  More details to come including information on buses available for students and teachers.


 


 






Independent School Management is proud to announce that in a few short months our Lone Star Independent School Health Consortiums goes live!

Since the beginning of 2015 a group of Texas schools have been meeting to form an entity that brings together private schools for the common purpose of purchasing health insurance, as a larger group sharing risk and stabilizing costs. 

ISM currently has 4 health care consortiums throughout the United States running very efficiently with a major insurance carrier rated “A rated=Excellent” on a FULLY INSURED chassis based on a 30 year model. Annual rate increases have been running around 6 – 8% with a return of unused premium

Invitations will go out again next year and interested schools will have the opportunity to petition membership. So please watch for this invitation