NCSRC-Produced Case Studies

The National Charter School Resource Center identifies high-performing charter schools and supporting organizations supporting to profile and spread best practices. Each of these case studies includes detailed information about the entity being highlighted and multimedia documentation.

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Washington Leadership Academy 03 May, 2018 Washington Leadership Academy (WLA) is a technology-focused public charter high school serving students throughout the District of Columbia. WLA’s mission is, “To prepare students with the… Read more
Deep Community Engagement at the Native American Community Academy (NACA) Positive Models and Practices, School Culture, School Community Development, Replication15 Feb, 2018 Students who attend the Native American Community Academy (NACA) demonstrate academic achievement, proficiency, retention, graduation, and college attendance rates that far outpace their… Read more
Cornville Regional Charter School: Personalized Learning Innovative Instruction, Increasing Achievement31 May, 2017 This case study features Cornville Regional Charter School (CRCS) and its learner-centric personalized learning methodology. Founded in 2012, CRCS is a charter program located in rural… Read more
Valor Collegiate Academies: Charter Schools Intentionally Designed to Serve Diverse Students and Families Positive Models and Practices, Discipline15 Dec, 2016 As public schools of choice, charter schools can implement a school model that aims to recruit, enroll, serve, and maintain a diverse student body while being held accountable for student… Read more
Case Study: Student Discipline and School Climate in Charter Schools Positive Models and Practices, Discipline24 Jun, 2016 Students need a safe and supportive school environment to maximize their academic and social-emotional learning potential. A school’s discipline policies and practices directly impact… Read more
Indianapolis Mayor’s Office Charter School Laws, Authorizing, Opening & Expanding05 May, 2016 In 2001, at the urging of then-Mayor Bart Peterson, the Indiana legislature approved a law making Indianapolis the first U.S. city where the mayor can authorize charter schools. The… Read more
DC Public Charter School Board Authorizing, Turn-around, Discipline14 Apr, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently visited the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) to learn about its authorizing process, and more specifically, to… Read more
Case Study: AppleTree Innovative Instruction, Performance Management, Teacher & Principal Effectiveness, Student Achievement, Teacher Training and PD, Increasing Achievement, Leadership06 Apr, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently observed a successful and expanding network of charter schools for three- and four-year-olds and documented findings in a… Read more
Case Study: Camino Nuevo's Kayne Siart Campus Special Education Students, English Learners18 Mar, 2016 Grades Served: K-8th Number of Students: 492 % of Hispanic/Latino Students: 98% % of African-American Students: 1% % of Other Students: 1% % of English Language Learners: 44% % of… Read more
Turnaround Case Study: Cornerstone Prep Turn-around19 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