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.

Charter Application Bootcamp Online Course

The SchoolWorks team developed a comprehensive online course to help school founders successfully navigate the complex and lengthy process of developing a high-quality charter school application. Our experts move through each section of the application, providing context, insights, and key considerations to help founding teams develop a strong, consistent, and thorough narrative response.

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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.

Introducing SchoolWorks Charter Application Bootcamp!

Thinking of launching a charter school? Not sure where to begin? Check out our new online course, brought to you by the trusted experts at SchoolWorks.