Our History

Choose to Succeed has raised over $35M from local and national supporters. Choose to Succeed has been funded by both local and national philanthropy.

Our grants are used to:

  • Scale high-performing educational options in San Antonio
  • Promote informed parent choice
  • Create an environment that fosters education innovation and entrepreneurship


Our Schools

Choose to Succeed is currently working with five charter school operators:

  • KIPP San Antonio
  • IDEA Public Schools
  • BASIS Schools
  • Great Hearts Academies
  • Carpe Diem Schools

KIPP San Antonio, IDEA Public Schools, BASIS, and Great Hearts are collectively serving over 9,000 students in San Antonio. Carpe Diem launched their first Texas campus in Fall 2015.


Our Future

We are creating 30,000 high-quality seats over the next five years. As our operators produce more college and career ready high school graduates over time, we will triple the number of college graduates from low-income communities throughout San Antonio.


Our New Collaborative Spirit

We need innovative, transformative education for our kids. We know that pockets of excellence already exist within Bexar County and an increasing number of parents are practicing choice within their districts through outstanding magnet programs. Choose to Succeed hopes to partner in building on that momentum to ensure that more families have access to high-quality schools.

We commit towards a collaborative spirit with all educational leaders as we build innovative and transformative educational options for San Antonio.