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  • RSVP for the School Connection Fair

    Find school options for your children at the School Connection Fair on Saturday, November 3! Meet representatives from schools serving Pre-K to 12th grade, and find a great spot for your son or daughter. You can even start your school applications during the event.

    The School Connection Fair is FREE and open to the public, but RSVP now to make event check-in a breeze.

  • What Are My Options?

    When it comes to your child's education, you understand his or her unique needs better than anyone else.

    Learn more about the types of education options available.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to empower families to engage in a marketplace of schools.

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What is School Choice?

When it comes to your child’s education, you know his or her unique needs and goals better than anyone else. Know your options when selecting the right school for your child.

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Families Empowered Names New Strategic Gifts Manager

09/26/2018 10:38:10 PM

Deanna D. Sheaffer joins the Families Empowered team as the Strategic Gifts Manager.

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Houston mom: "Families Empowered is out there to help us.”

09/06/2018 6:47:31 PM

Read the personal story from this #EmpoweredParent from Houston.

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Refugee father: "I'm here because of their future.”

09/06/2018 5:48:27 PM

Read the personal story from this #EmpoweredParent from Houston.

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Houston students, parents celebrate school choice at Minute Maid Park event

01/31/2018 5:37:43 PM

The event, titled “Stronger Together, A Celebration of School Choice” marks the end of National School Choice Week, a public campaign to make K-12 students and their parents aware of options in education.


Houston parents have many school choices. That can be tricky.

01/30/2018 5:24:50 PM

Houston has been a national leader in the school choice movement for decades. Educational options flourish here. Houston ISD – the seventh-largest school district in the country – has one of the nation's most robust magnet school programs, including some of the highest-ranked programs nationally.


Hurwitz, McAdams: ApplyHouston.org brings efficiencies to K-12 charter school applications

01/20/2018 8:00:37 PM

In November, Houston became the next city in America to take a step forward for access and equity in public education options. Using ApplyHouston.org, parents in the Houston metro area can now apply to many of Houston's public charter schools with one shared application.


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