Great Hearts Monte Vista will hold its open-enrollment lottery at 6:30 p.m. January 21, 2014 in the Barshop Auditorium at Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Pl., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map). A recent email from Peter Bezanson, Superintendent of Great Hearts Texas, emphasizes that families are not expected or required to attend. Families will be notified about their child’s enrollment status within two weeks of the lottery. The phone number for general information and enrollment questions (e.g., sibling priority) is (210) 888-9485.
Now that the open-enrollment period has ended, Great Hearts Monte Vista is still accepting applications online, but they will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Members of the Great Hearts Monte Vista leadership team are in the process of moving to San Antonio and interviewing candidates for open positions; learn more at the careers page.
I spoke with Dr. and Mrs. Bezanson recently, and they are pleased with the positive response from San Antonio families—over 1,000 applications for the 2014-15 school year. In the new year, Great Hearts Monte Vista will organize events so that families can meet teachers and administrators and form a community around the new school.
Are you thinking about the lottery, or are you putting it out of your mind so you can enjoy the holidays?
- “San Antonio parents welcome the first Great Hearts Academies campus in Texas, while Dallas waits”, Inga Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms, December 5, 2013.
- “Getting to know the Great Hearts leadership team at the Monte Vista open house”, Inga Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms, November 7, 2013.
- “Great Hearts Monte Vista school uniforms sneak peek”, Inga Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms, November 1, 2013.
- “Marisa B. Perez, State Board of Education, at Great Hearts Monte Vista open house”, Inga Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms, October 31, 2013.
- “Great Hearts Monte Vista open-enrollment period begins today, October 30, 2013”, Inga Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms, October 30, 2013.