School Actions Overview





Application Window | October 23, 2023 to December 7, 2023 (45 days)

Awards announced to the field | February 8, 2024

Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) | March 18, 2024 to May 17, 2024 (60 days)


What are School Actions?

School Actions are bold strategies that transform low-performing schools, fulfill unmet community needs, and expand access to world-class learning environments for students.

All School Actions include the following components:

  1.  Effective Schools Framework-aligned school model including adoption of High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) and implementation of Research-Based Instructional Strategies (RBIS);
  2. high-impact tutoring, and;
  3. extended day or year

SAF applicants may select from four proven School Actions types with various implementation models. The Center for School Actions is here to support districts in selecting a best-fit option. You can begin by using the links below to learn more.

Cycle 7 School Actions & Models

Check back for Cycle 8 models after the LASO Cycle II application opens on October 23, 2023.

New School

Create a new school designed to fill a gap in the community, either as a district-managed campus or a Texas partnership campus. Learn more:


Support a school leader to innovate at an existing campus using either a Rural Collaborative model, Rural P-20 model, or a Blended Learning model. Learn more:


Transform existing schools by installing new leadership and staff and implementing a rigorous turnaround model, either as an ACE Campus or a Resource Campus (as defined in HB 1525). Learn more:


Close a low performing school and support the thoughtful transfer of students into existing A or B schools by communicating with families, providing school options to students, and allocating resources to ensure a smooth transition.

Learn more