Creating New Schools and Helping Schools Succeed

JPS Solutions helps community leaders and nonprofit organizations create and expand charter schools, including developing charter applications, designing academic and operational programs and building effective Boards. JPS Solutions also helps charter schools successfully navigate the charter renewal process and interact effectively with their charter authorizers.

Among our successes are:

  • We helped design and wrote charter applications for several successful charter schools, including:
  • The New York Center for Autism Charter School (NYC)
  • South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School (NYC)
  • East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School (NYC)
  • DREAM Charter School (NYC
  • Evergreen Charter School (Long Island, NY)
  • Challenge Preparatory Charter School (NYC)
  • Hebrew Language Academy Charter School I (NYC)

We also advised the development teams of several charter schools, including Newburgh Preparatory Charter School (Newburgh, NY), New Dawn Charter School (NYC) and the Dr. Richard Izquierdo Charter School (NYC).

  • We advised numerous charter schools regarding their charter renewals and wrote renewal applications, renewal charters, amendments to charters and other renewal-related documents for the following charter schools:

  • The Renaissance Charter School (NYC)–2 charter renewals
  • Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy I Charter School (NYC)
  • The Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation (NYC)
  • Hellenic Classical Charter School (NYC)
  • Bronx Charter School for Children Charter School (NYC)
  • Imagine Me Leadership Charter School (NYC)
  • John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School (NYC)—2 charter renewals
  • Western New York Maritime Charter School (Buffalo, NY)
  • Challenge Preparatory Charter School (NYC)
  • Icahn Charter Schools #1, #2, #3 and #4 (NYC)
  • Williamsburg Charter High School (NYC)
  • Brooklyn Charter School (NYC)

We also advised and/or co-wrote renewal applications for Enterprise Charter School (Buffalo, NY) and Tech International Charter School (NYC).

  • We advised charter schools regarding expansion and replication, and we have helped charter school leaders and Board members interact effectively with their charter authorizers to amend their charters, expand their enrollment and resolve conflicts. We also helped charter schools collaborate with other charter schools and with school districts, including designing, co-implementing and/or evaluating several New York State Charter School Dissemination grant-funded projects in which successful charter schools shared “best practices” with traditional public schools.
  • We conducted Board trainings regarding a variety of topics for the national Network of Independent Charter Schools and several individual charter schools. We also presented at several annual conferences of the National Alliance of Charter Schools, as well as at the Florida Charter Schools Conference, the Maine Charter School Founders Forum, the New York City Charter Center, the New York Charter School Association annual conference and the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program.