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Opening a Charter School

Opening a Charter School

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How can the group help you anticipate and plan for your first years in a newly opened charter school? How can ther group help you respond to the unanticipated issues that come along with the messy, necessary work of dveloping new systems and a new school culture? This discussion is for group members to ask and answer questions about opening a Charter School.

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gdiaz
World Humanities teacher from Humble, TX

After researching charter schools in Texas, it seems that the best option for us is going to be to open a "campus program charter" versus an "open-enrollment" charter. Does anyone have any experience opening a campus charter? It seems I am going to have to sell the idea to our current Board of Trustees and I am not sure what the climate is for charter school in our district. SO political!

Chad Sansing's picture
Chad Sansing
Charter school humanities teacher for non-traditional middle grade learners

Is that like a school-within-a-school?

I'll tweet out your question, as well -

Best,
C

Yolanda.Charles's picture

That is a very good point. I am interested in starting up a charter school as well. Where can I send my information? I will love to learn and know about how to start a charter school. please send information to covertocover2@yahoo.com...

Yolanda.Charles's picture

That is a very good point. I am interested in starting up a charter school as well. Where can I send my information? I will love to learn and know about how to start a charter school. please send information to covertocover2@yahoo.com...

Chad Sansing's picture
Chad Sansing
Charter school humanities teacher for non-traditional middle grade learners

Hi, Yolanda - I'm sorry to be late in replying. I have sent an email your way - thanks for your enthusiasm!

All the best,
C

Jessica Rollerson's picture

Hello- My name is Jessica. Our town in Maine just learned that our Superintendent and school board are recommending that our small school be closed and all our kids moved to the bigger town next door. Many are devastated but few are speaking. I am interested in using the closed school as a charter if legislation passes to allow charters this spring. I appreciate all the guidance on this board. I'll welcome any advice and want to say thanks for having a place where I can share my vision. Jess

Jessica Rollerson's picture

OK- I've come up with a clear question. I want to create a place online where people can ask questions and read answers but I don't want it to be too complicated. I'm emailing the same info to new interested people several times each week. What should I do? Create a blog, a wiki or just an email group? Ideas?

Janet Wilson's picture
Janet Wilson
Founder of The Inspired Learning Academy (High School - Charter)

[quote]How can the group help you anticipate and plan for your first years in a newly opened charter school? How can ther group help you respond to the unanticipated issues that come along with the messy, necessary work of dveloping new systems and a new school culture? This discussion is for group members to ask and answer questions about opening a Charter School.

It is my sincere hope that moving into this site will allow me to share our process as apply for approval from NH as a charter school.

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Tracy Hanson's picture
Tracy Hanson
K12 Next Generation, Director

We know that our educational system needs to be re-built to meet the needs of our children if they are going to compete in the 21st century. We also know there is power in numbers. Together we can effect change whether it be by a charter model, blended model or virtual model. We have the technology and the means. I look forward to the sharing of ideas, the network that we can create to support and lead in the reconstruction of the education system.

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