It takes a village to launch a charter school.

SchoolWorks has provided charter application development support for school founders nationwide, and serves as an application reviewer in multiple states. To date, our experts have helped launch more than 100 schools.

Application Writing

In some cases, our experts author the application, incorporating the vision and component criteria defined by the founding group.  Related Case Study: City YearEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Application Revision

In other cases, SchoolWorks partners with design teams to review and finalize existing working drafts, or to complete designated sections of the application. Related Case Study: Compass Community Schools

Application Feedback

Some founding groups simply need expert feedback on their working draft. SchoolWorks experts review and annotate applications to identify areas that require clarification and development.

Meet Our Experts

SchoolWorks School Developer Supports are overseen by Project Manager and charter application development specialist Sarah Rapa.


Getting started is easy.

Click here to schedule a brief conversation with our team. For more information, download our School Developer Supports Fact Sheet.

SchoolWorks and COVID-19

Our thoughts are with all educators as they work to support students and their families during this challenging time. If your school, district, or network is tasked with developing a plan for delivering a distance learning option that may include online learning, SchoolWorks is offering a free rubric to help your team design and implement a sustainable and equitable solution.