frequently asked questions

Is there a cost to attend HCA?

No, HCA is a tuition-free public charter school.

What grade levels will HCA go up to?

Once approved by the Texas Education Agency, HCA will open in the fall of 2022 with kindergarten and first grade. Each subsequent year the next grade level will be added to the school (example: second grade added in 2023, third grade in 2024, etc). The school will eventually go up to eighth grade.

Where will HCA be located?

Once the school is approved by the state, the property for the school will be purchased or leased in late 2021 or early 2022. The property will be located in one of the following zip codes: 77092, 77055, 77018, 77091, or 77088.

How can I enroll my child?

Visit our enrollment page - click here.

Will before and after school care be available?

Yes, before and after school care will be available. More information will be posted prior to the school’s opening.

Will breakfast and/or lunch be served at school?

Lunch will be available for purchase similar to other school systems. Breakfast will not be served at this time, but may be in the future as the school grows.

How can I stay up-to-date on the school’s approval process?

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Are donations required? What will they go towards?

Donations to the school are not required for enrollment. Unlike regular public schools, charter schools must provide their own funding for capital expenses such as buildings and the inventory found inside them. So while the government does provide funding for each student attending, we also have to look to other sources of revenue to make up the significant deficit.

What is a Classical Education?

Classical schools take an approach to education characterized by a traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum and pedagogy, and an orientation towards truth, beauty, and goodness that aims to cultivate wise and virtuous citizens.

What is the Barney Charter School Initiative?

The Barney Charter School Initiative is a project of Hillsdale College devoted to the education of young Americans. Through this initiative, the College supports the launch of K-12 charter schools. These schools will train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue. More info can be found here: