Welcome to the Week of April 15

Our latest Headmaster Letter can be found here.

Would your 7th or 8th-grade student benefit from extra reading or math instruction in the summer? Mark your calendar for Summer 2024 Instruction here at GHNO – May 31 through June 21. More information can be found here

At a Glance

Adopt a Senior Thursday, April 25. This is the last time to buy a senior lunch!

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10th-grade families, please read about purchasing a Junior Blazer for next year!

On the Horizon

Senior Thesis Schedule

Senior thesis defenses begin on Wednesday, March 20! Defenses will be held after school on Mondays through Thursdays and full-day Fridays from 4-5pm. On half-day Fridays, defenses will be from 2:30-3:30pm. Defenses will be held in HL12 classrooms (room 231 or room 222), and we will have two panels going at the same time. When families attend defenses, families may park in the upper lot. Please do not bring food and drink into the building. 

The Junior/Senior Prom will be on May 4. Prom details can be seen here. You can find information about the dress code here. Tickets are on sale now, purchase them here.

Seniors have many activities and events coming, you can find more information here

STAAR Testing is in full swing in the upper school, for additional information and test dates click here.

GHNO Athletes! Sports physicals will be done on campus Monday, May 13, from 4-6 PM, read here to learn more!

Community Investment

As a charter school, GHNO depends on our families’ financial support each year. Scheduling monthly donations is the best way to break up your charitable giving into affordable installments. Click here to schedule monthly contributions! if you have questions about how your gifts are set up for the 24-25 school year reach out to DeAnna Macias our Director of Community Engagement and Academy Giving.


You can always access full team schedules on our Athletic Website

College Counseling Corner

College Campus Visit Opportunities

Please see this handout for a list of college tours and special events happening locally and across the state. We will keep this updated as we learn about more offerings.

Contact Information

Our office is open all days that school is in session. Students may stop by for walk-in assistance, or schedule appointments. You can also call or email us!

Advocacy Matters!

Charter Priorities for Texas’ 89th Legislature: The 89th Legislature will not convene until January 2025, but charter schools are already working to set their legislative agendas. The Texas Public Charter School Association has identified increased funding for charter school facilities as its top priority in the next legislative session.  TPCSA will advocate for removing the current funding cap for charter school facilities; creating a stairstep increase over the next biennial budget cycles; and converting the facilities’ allotment to a per-pupil basis. 

 Stay in the Know:  The Texas Public Charter School Association (TPCSA) is our statewide organization representing all Texas charter schools. They are working to ensure that those who have benefited most from charter schools have the opportunity to share their experiences with legislators and make their voices heard. Great Hearts works closely with them to protect educational choice as an option for our families. Please consider signing up to receive TPCSA’s emails, updates, and action alerts to participate in their important grassroots efforts by clicking this link.  

·      To learn more about charter advocacy, contact GH’s Family Advocacy Manager Bridie Chaudoir

PSO News

Spirit Wear-New Online Griffin Shop, Spirit Shirts Available to Purchase Check out the new Griffin Shop on the PSO website www.ghnopso.org.


Attendance Matters-

We receive state funding for all students who are in their classes at 10:45 a.m. each day!

  • If a scholar will be out for a doctor's appointment during attendance time, please be sure to submit a doctor's note upon return so we may count him or her present for the day.
  • If you are absent due to college visit(s) you must provide this form to Mrs. White

For full-day absences, please notify the Upper School Registrar, Mrs. White

Soon-to-be Student Drivers!

For students applying for a driver’s permit, please email Mrs. White to request the verification of enrollment (VOE) form with at least a 72-hour's notification.

Please make your appointment first, and then request the VOE. The VOE is only valid for 30 days from the issuance date. You do not need to send in the form, one will be issued to your student with the necessary signature and school information.

Parent Resources

Supply lists, book lists, uniforms, handbooks, and more can be found on our GHNO website under the Current Families tab.

Traffic Updates-click here for the latest release.

GHNO's 23-24 Academic Calendar can found here.

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