Opening and Expanding

If you are looking for a toolkit to open a school in your state, please find your state's CSO (Charter Support Organization).

Featured Opening and Expanding Resources

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“A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities” examines the…
Reports | 06 Oct, 2020
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A Tale of Two Grantees: How AppleTree Institute and Hiawatha Academies Are Using CSP Funds to Make a Difference in…
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A Tale of Two Grantees: How NYSED and NCDPI are Using CSP Funds to Make a Difference in Their States
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A Strategic Approach to School Improvement Using the Four Domains
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Don’t Stop Improving: A Strategic Approach to School Improvement Using the Four Domains

All Opening and Expanding Resources

How to Start a Charter School in Virginia Toolkits18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Virginia, click "view resource" above.
How to Start a Charter School in Wisconsin ToolkitsWisconsin Charter Schools Association 18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Wisconsin, click "view resource" above.
How to Start a Charter School in Wyoming ToolkitsWyoming Association of Public Charter Schools 18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Wyoming, click "view resource" above.
How to Start a Charter School ToolkitsThe Center For Education Reform26 Jan, 2014 While every state has different laws on charter schools, this toolkit combines the fundamental guidance across states to provide an overview of how to start a charter school. Every charter… Read more
Maryland State Charter School Model Application ToolkitsMaryland State Department of Education18 Feb, 2012 Maryland’s Charter School Model Application provides guidance to Charter School Authorizers in developing a transparent and concise application process for charter school developers. This… Read more
The Tennessee Achievement School District: Race, History, and The Dilemma of Public Engagement ReportsJoshua L. Glazer and Cori Egan26 Feb, 2016 In this report, researchers at George Washington University focus primarily on the challenges the Achievement School District is seeing in garnering community support.
Central Falls (Rhode Island) District-Charter Collaboration Compact Publication18 Oct, 2011 This section of the Central Falls (Rhode Island) School District’s website is focused on the District-Charter Collaboration Compact signed in 2011 by the district and area charter schools.… Read more
Arizona Charter Schools Association: Start a School PublicationArizona Charter Schools Association01 Jan, 2011 The website for the Arizona Charter Schools Association provides guidance to those interested in starting a charter school in the Grand Canyon state. The Start a Charter School page… Read more
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Turnaround Case Study: Cornerstone Prep Case Study19 Jan, 2016 Grades Served: PreK-5 Number of Students: 450 % of students who receive free or reduced meals: 99% % of students with disabilities: 15% % of English learners: 5% ​​Cornerstone Prep is a… Read more