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NACSA Core Resource Guidance: Charter School Application Process

This Core Guidance on the Charter School Application Process accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.” It is intended to assist authorizers in using the Core Resource templates and tools to develop or improve their own application process and materials.

NACSA Core Resource Guidance Evaluating Charter School Replicators

This Core Guidance on the Evaluating Charter School Replicators accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: Focus on Replication.” It is intended to assist authorizers in using the Core Resource templates and tools to develop or improve their own application process and materials.

NACSA Core Resource Charter School Application Evaluation Criteria

This is the NACSA Core Charter School Application Evaluation Criteria that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.” It is intended as a template for use by authorizers in developing their own application evaluation criteria.

NACSA Core Resource Charter School Applicant Interviewer Guidance

This is the NACSA Core Charter School Applicant Interviewer Guidance that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.” It is intended as a template for use by authorizers in developing their own guidance to train and prepare internal and external application review team members.

NACSA Core Replication Application Addendum Evaluation Criteria

This is the NACSA Core Replication Application Addendum Evaluation Criteria that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: Evaluating School Replicators” and is an addendum to NACSA’s Core Charter School Application. The Core Replication Addendum Evaluation Criteria is designed for use in conjunction with the Core Application Criteria and is intended as a template to assist authorizers in developing their own application evaluation criteria for use in evaluating applications to replicate an existing school or school model.

NACSA Core Replication Application Addendum

This is the NACSA Core Replication Application Addendum that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: Evaluating School Replicators” and is an addendum to NACSA’s Core Charter School Application. The Addendum is intended as a template for authorizers to use in developing their own application addenda for use by applicants seeking to replicate an existing school or school model.

Core Resource: Core Charter School Renewal Application and Guidance

This is the NACSA Core Renewal Application and Guidance that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Revocation & Renewal Decision Making: Conducting a Strong Renewal Process.” This resource is intended as a guide and template for authorizers to use in developing their own renewal application for use by schools seeking to renew their charter.

Core Resource: Core Charter School Contract

This Core Contract can be customized by authorizers to meet a variety of circumstances. Some of the sections include: Governance, Third-Party Management Providers, English-Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, School Performance Standards and more.

Core Reporting Timeline

One way that authorizers can strengthen their ability to provide rigorous and consistent oversight and evaluation, minimize burdens on schools, and increase the likelihood that schools will meet their obligations is to develop, publicize, and follow a fixed, streamlined, and well-thought-out reporting timeline. The NACSA Core Reporting Timeline is provided as an example. The requirements and due dates listed are for illustrative purposes only, and are not exhaustive. This tool is intended to be customized by authorizers to meet their local context and to match their own reporting requirements. Authorizers should only require and track submissions that are contractually required and should make sure that all required submissions are included in their reporting timeline. Schools should know exactly when required information is due and in what format so that there are no surprises. Whenever possible, authorizers should consolidate submissions and reporting deadlines and coordinate collection efforts with other agencies.