Charter Renewal

Renewal of a charter is based on evidence of meaningful progress on key measures of performance stated as follows:

  • The well-being of students,
  • The academic success (improvement) of students,
  • The school's faithfulness to its charter as defined by the contract,
  • The ability of leaders to communicate and transmit the mission and vision of the school,
  • The extent of parent and student satisfaction,
  • The extent of staff satisfaction with individual professional and organizational growth,
  • The organizational viability of the charter school,
  • The fiscal stability of the charter school,
  • The school's record of contractual compliance, and The school's record of legal compliance including federal "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) requirements and possible NCLB sanctions. (Authorizer Checklist Implementing NCLB Sanctions)

Renewal of a charter is usually for an additional four or five-year period. A school, however, may be placed on probation with a charter renewal period less than four or five years. Charter School Extension Guidelines provide direction to the Office regarding renewal decisions.