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  • Join us to celebrate 10 years of helping families!

    For 10 years we have been hard at work changing lives in Texas, and we plan to celebrate this service milestone. This year, we are honored to have Laura Arnold and Molly Voorhees co-chair the 2019 Families Empowered Luncheon on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the River Oaks Country Club. Click here to join us!
  • One Application, Multiple Schools. Your Choice.

    With ApplyHouston.org, you can complete one Pre-K to 12th grade school application and submit it to multiple schools with 50+ school choices.

    Apply to KIPP Houston, YES Prep, Promise Community Schools and more TODAY at ApplyHouston.org.

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  • 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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His Daughter Wants to be a Doctor When She Grows Up. Now She’s on the Path to Achieving Her Dreams.

06/28/2019 6:58:32 PM

Learn how this Austin dad found the right school for his daughter.

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Information is Power for Houston Family

05/31/2019 4:12:54 PM

Read the personal story from this #EmpoweredParent in 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.

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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.

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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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Application Night: Neighborhood Schools Eastex-Jensen

12/18/2018 9:57:15 PM

Families Empowered’s Application Night is here to help you get your child into a school of your choice. You want your kids in a GREAT school. Families Empowered can help.  

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Application Night: YES Prep White Oak

12/18/2018 9:56:36 PM

Families Empowered’s Application Night is here to help you get your child into a school of your choice. You want your kids in a GREAT school. Families Empowered can help.  

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Application Night: Étoile Academy

12/18/2018 9:55:27 PM

Families Empowered’s Application Night is here to help you get your child into a school of your choice. You want your kids in a GREAT school. Families Empowered can help.  

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