June 2, 2015 Commissioner Williams sends charter school decisions to SBOE AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today advised members of the State Board of Education of his decision to grant six Generation Twenty charters. Those approved by the Commissioner include: • A+ Unlimited Potential (Houston) • Athlos Academy (Dallas/Fort Worth) • Kaufmann Leadership…

A+UP Museum District, the groundbreaking mobile middle school launched by Houston A+ Challenge in 2013, was featured in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, September 8, 2014, as the lead example in a piece on school models leveraging technology to increase student achievement. From the article: “At Houston’s A+ UP, students ride public transit to…

This article by Meghan Mistry was originally published in Galveston County Daily News on Sunday, June 8, 2014. HITCHCOCK — Of the 54 graduates at Hitchcock High School, 91 percent have a college waiting for them. The number, calculated by how many students were accepted to college based on how many applied, is a drastic…

A+UP was featured on March 10 on local public radio station KUHF.  Read the story at its original location – or hear the audio – at KUHF.org. Several dozen sixth graders follow their docent to the second floor of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. They start watching a video about a famous French painter. “Oh…

At Tuesday night’s public hearing about A+UP’s intention to apply to the state for a public school charter, several A+UP parents attended to learn about A+UP’s future plans, share their stories with an interested public, and show their support. A transcript of the evening’s Question and Answer session exhibits the many ways that A+UP has…

Visualize the traditional classroom: shelves of books, lined three-hole notebook paper covered in graphite handwriting, photos and student work posted on the wall, a list of the day’s assignments and upcoming deadlines handwritten on the board, a stack of flyers headed home to parents waiting on a corner of the teacher’s desk. Now visualize your…

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