Helping Charter Schools in Renewal

From the first day after your charter school is approved, you are working towards charter renewal. Whether you are in your first charter term or you have a decade or more of charter school experience, we can help you get the best possible charter renewal.

We’ve successfully guided many charter schools through the rigorous charter renewal process. Among the schools we helped get unconditional, full-term charter renewals are:

  • A K-12 community charter school that has pioneered collaborative instructional and school governance practices

  • An elementary/middle school that overcame the devastation of Hurricane Sandy to maintain its strong instructional programs and become a community leader in the hurricane recovery

  • A Greek-themed charter school designed and operated in partnership with the Greek Ministry of Education

  • The first charter school established by the Harlem Children’s Zone

  • A “last chance” transfer charter high school for over-aged under-credited high school students

  • A military-themed high school for at-risk youth managed in partnership with the U.S. Navy.

Whether your charter school is about to enter the charter renewal process or you are planning for renewal “down the road,” we can help.

We’ll work with you to:

  • Facilitate discussions about the renewal requirements of your charter authorizer and design a plan to address them successfully

  • Conduct a thorough analysis of your charter (and any modifications that may have occurred during the charter term) to determine how your implementation of programming was consistent with the approved charter school program—and to address any inconsistencies that could jeopardize charter renewal

  • Review and analyze your charter school’s student data, Board minutes and other evidence of program effectiveness to support your charter renewal

  • Work with your Board and Principal to coordinate all renewal-related activity

  • Advise you regarding any changes that you want your charter school to make in the next charter term

  • Write the charter renewal narrative and other required sections of the renewal application

  • Revise your By-Laws, Code of Ethics and/or other organizational documents to reflect changes that occurred during the charter term or that will occur in the next charter term

  • Complete all required budgets and financial information

  • Communicate on your behalf with the authorizer of your charter school