Charter School Renewal Supports
Is your charter school facing renewal? Depending on the date of your renewal and your internal capacity, SchoolWorks can lend support to your school team in a variety of ways. See how our services align to your renewal timeline.
—–10-20 MONTHS BEFORE RENEWAL—–
How it Works: SchoolWorks conducts a review aligned to your authorizer’s renewal expectations. During a 1.5-day visit, our reviewers collect evidence about your school’s overall performance via document review, surveys, interviews and focus groups, and classroom observations. On the morning of Day 2, our team orally presents the findings and hosts a live action-planning session with the school team.
Pricing: $18,700 (most schools)
How it Works: Following the review, SchoolWorks will administer a survey to board members to gain additional insight into current governance systems, structures, and practices. The survey will supplement review findings. Using both, a SchoolWorks facilitator will create and host a 1-day in-person workshop for board members that results in governance-level goals and an action plan.
—–6-12 MONTHS BEFORE RENEWAL—–
How it Works: SchoolWorks assigns a seasoned application writer to assume the full responsibility for the preparation of the application. The writer gathers documents and input from your school team through a series of virtual interviews focused on fulfilling the prompts in the authorizer’s application. The draft is developed over time, with continuous input and feedback from the school team. The final document is proofread and formatted by a copy editor before it is returned to your school for submission.
Pricing: Hourly rate of $175 | Total cost: $25,000 – $35,000
How it Works: SchoolWorks will host a series of virtual “mock” renewal interviews and/or focus groups with your school team over a period of 3-4 hours. Using your authorizer’s renewal evaluation criteria, our facilitator will ask tough questions, assess your team’s responses, and provide formative feedback.
Pricing: $3,000 for a 3–4-hour experience
If your school team is considering charter revisions, a separate revision process is typically required. In most cases, revisions applications must be submitted in advance of the renewal application. For this work, SchoolWorks uses a similar process to the one utilized for application writing.
Pricing: Hourly rate of $175 | Total cost: $5,000 – $7,500
Interested in learning more? Reach out to us anytime at email@example.com to set up a quick call with our team. We look forward to helping you navigate a successful renewal.