So, You Want to Start A Charter School

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So, You Want to Start A Charter School. Dawn Finley Director of Member Services and New School Development October 6, 2012. What Is A Charter School. A Charter School Is: A public school Free and open to all student Governed by an independent board - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Missouri Charter School Statutes

So, You Want to Start A Charter SchoolDawn FinleyDirector of Member Services and New School Development

October 6, 2012

What Is A Charter SchoolA Charter School Is:A public school Free and open to all studentGoverned by an independent boardFunded through public funds (local, state and federal title programs)A 501c3

Intent of A Charter SchoolA Charter School Should:Promote new optionsUse innovative teaching methodsDevelop and/or utilize new/alternative forms for measuring student progress and achievement New roles/opportunities for teachers

What Is Your VisionWhat is your potential school?

How is your idea/school different?

What gap is your school filling?

Process OverviewDevelop your Mission, Vision, and Educational Theory

Needs/Market Analysis

Application Writing

Process OverviewDevelop your Mission, Vision, and Educational Theory

Consider the following questions when writing a mission:What are the ultimate goals for student achievement?What is the vision for how the school will best prepare its students? What is the vision for what the school will be in five years and in ten years?

Charter StructureTimeline

More InfoContact InfoDawn FinleyDirector of Member Services and New School Developmentdfinley@mocharterschools.orgwww.mocharterschools.org314-484-0677 (direct)

ConceptionApprovalStart-upOpening

Create Founding Team

Consultation with Missouri Charter Public School Associations Director of New School Development

Review Charter Law and needs of city

Apply for 501(c)3 status

Develop mission, vision, core values

Add board members to fill deficiencies

Register for Charter Start

Visit successful charter schools

Develop charter application

Revise Charter AS needed

Identify Potential SponsorSubmit application to sponsor

Receive feedback

Revise application

Apply for start-up grants (if available)

Secure facility

Head of School namedRecruit/enroll students

Hire staff

Board Training

Continue adding board members to fill remaining deficiencies

Secure facility (if not done previously)Welcome students

Become an association member

Carryout performance contract

6-12 months6-9 months6-12 monthsOngoing