Massachusetts Charter Schools
Applications for Renewals of Public School Charters: Solicitation of Superintendent Comment
This winter, the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) will make recommendations to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Board) regarding the renewal of the charters for 17 schools. If you wish to request a copy of any of the Applications for Renewal or if you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Consistent with charter school regulations, the review of the school's application for renewal for another five-year term is guided by evidence regarding the success of the school's academic program, the viability of the school as an organization, and the faithfulness of the school to the terms of its charter. The Acting Commissioner's recommendations will consider each school's performance at the time of the charter renewal as well as the progress it has made during the past four years of operation. The evaluation will include a review of evidence such as the school's academic performance, accountability plan performance, annual reports, financial record, and application for renewal, as well as assessments conducted by the Department.
We currently anticipate that these matters may be brought to the Board for consideration no earlier than its December 19, 2017 meeting and no later than its February 27, 2018 meeting. Please check Board Meeting Schedule and Agendas for updates.
The Department invites written comments from Superintendents regarding the possible renewal of a charter school that is located in your district, or that enrolls students from your district. Please see the table below for a list of charter schools that have submitted applications for renewal and the schools' associated districts. Please submit your written comments by November 1, 2017 to: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148. If you have any questions about the charter school renewal process, please contact us at 781-338-3227, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support in this important process.
|Charter School Name||Current District or Region||Chartered Maximum Enrollment||Chartered Grade Span||Grade Span 2017-18|
|Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School||Auburn, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Sutton, West Boylston, Worcester||1426||K-12||K-12|
|Baystate Academy Charter Public School||Springfield||560||6-12||6-11|
|Boston Collegiate Charter School||Boston||700||5-12||5-12|
|Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter School||Boston||405||9-12||9-12|
|City on a Hill Charter Public School Dudley Square||Boston||280||9-12||9-12|
|Collegiate Charter School of Lowell||Lowell||1200||K-12|
|Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers Horace Mann Charter School||Boston||448||9-12||9-12|
|Excel Academy Charter School||Boston, Chelsea||1344||5-12||5-11|
|Four Rivers Charter Public School||Frontier, Gill-Montague, Greenfield, Mohawk Trail, Pioneer Valley, Ralph C. Mahar Regional||220||7-12||7-12|
|Foxborough Regional Charter School||Attleboro, Avon, Brockton, Canton, Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, West Bridgewater, Wrentham||1700||K-12||K-12|
|Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School||Boston||216||6-8||6-8|
|Mystic Valley Regional Charter School||Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, Wakefield||1900||K-12||K-12|
|Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School||Holyoke, West Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield, South Hadley, Northampton||500||9-12||9-12|
|Pioneer Charter School of Science II||Danvers, Lynn, Peabody, Salem, Saugus||360||7-12||7-12|
|Rising Tide Charter Public School||Barnstable, Bourne, Carver, Duxbury, Falmouth, Lakeville, Marshfield, Mashpee, Middleborough, Old Rochester, Pembroke, Plymouth, Sandwich, Silver Lake, Wareham||700||5-12||5-12|
|Sturgis Charter Public School||Barnstable, Bourne, Carver, Dennis-Yarmouth, Falmouth, Mashpee, Monomoy, Nauset, Plymouth, Provincetown, Sandwich, and Wareham||850||9-12||9-12|
|UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester||Boston||820||PK-8||PK-8|