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 Development Consulting

SCHOOLWORKS® provides Charter Application Development Consulting via direct one-on-one consulting by dedicated specialists who have demonstrated expertise in writing and submitting successful charter applications. In accordance with client needs, our specialists write and/or review each section of the application to meet the defined parameters of the petition.

Application Writing: Our experts author the application, incorporating the vision and component criteria defined by the founders.

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

To learn more, access our fact sheet or check out this Case Study: Compass Community 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.

To learn more about this resource, or to purchase the course, click here.

Charter School Renewal Supports

Writing a renewal application and preparing for a renewal evaluation visit can be a daunting set of tasks—especially for a leadership team responsible for the day-to-day operation of a school. As a thought partner, SCHOOLWORKS® can help your school team manage the steps of this process, define and articulate the best case for renewal, and thoroughly prepare for your authorizer’s visit.

SCHOOLWORKS® can provide support for your Renewal Application Preparation via full-scale writing support or feedback on your developing draft. And if needed, SCHOOLWORKS® can conduct a Mock Renewal Site Visit to further prepare your school team and alleviate anxiety in advance of the official evaluation. For more information, check out our comprehensive Renewal Supports and see how we supported KIPP: Tech Valley.

Accreditation and Reaffirmation Support

SCHOOLWORKS® provides support for public and private institutions seeking accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation status from the four major awarding agencies (AdvancED, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and New England Association of Schools and Colleges), as well as specialized associations, such as Montessori schools. SCHOOLWORKS® can also provide additional consultative support to prepare your team for the accreditation site visit. For more information about this service, access our fact sheet.

Meet Our School Developer Experts

SCHOOLWORKS® School Developer Supports are overseen by Managing Director and charter application development specialist Sarah Rapa.

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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.