UH Charter School - University of Houston
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The UH Charter School serves students in first through fifth grade, preparing them to succeed in middle school and beyond.

UHCS to Close Summer 2021

The University of Houston Charter School will permanently close at the end of the 2020-21 academic school year. The closure is due to significant budgetary challenges resulting from the continuing effects of COVID-19. Rather than compromise on the quality of education provided at the UHCS, the difficult decision was made to cease operations. UHCS thanks its students, families, alumni and the community for their support throughout the years.


The University of Houston Charter School empowers students to fulfill their potential through a student-centered curriculum that enhances their intellectual development, technological fluency and leadership abilities. The school follows a constructivist educational approach, giving students opportunities to learn through discovery, hands-on activities and reflection. Located on the UH campus, the school is an open-enrollment public charter school that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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  • Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teachers participate in curriculum and professional development Friday afternoon.
  • Before and after-school care is provided for a fee Monday through Friday.


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The University of Houston Charter School Board provides general oversight of the charter school. Board members are:

  • Chair: Robert H. McPherson, Ph.D.
    Dean, UH College of Education
  • Margaret Hale, Ed.D., faculty representative
    Professor, UH College of Education
  • Rebecca Sanford, Ed.D., community representative
    Principal, Hambrick Middle School
  • Leslie Jamail, teacher representative
    Teacher, UH Charter School
  • Principal Patricia Paquin (ex officio/non-voting)


University of Houston Charter School
3855 Holman St.
Melcher Gym 100
Houston, TX 77204-6015
Phone: 713-743-9111
Fax: 713-743-9121

Principal: Patricia Paquin
Email: ppaquin@uh.edu

The charter school is located on the UH campus. View directions via Google Maps.