If you are launching a school in Fall 2020, we will have a funding opportunity open in January. Please check back to this page in January to apply.
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Are charter schools without an approved charter eligible?
Yes. However, applicants must demonstrate progress towards achieving charter approval.
Are applicants with incomplete leadership teams eligible?
Yes. At the time of application, we require at least one leadership team member to be identified.
Are for-profit charter schools eligible?
No. At this time, we only support non-profit charter schools.
Are private or independent schools eligible?
No. At this time, we are only supporting public district or charter schools.
Are new programs or initiatives within an existing school eligible?
No. Programs or initiatives that are not considered a “whole” school by the state and federal government are ineligible. For example, an afterschool program or a “school within a school” would not be eligible.
Are existing schools eligible to apply?
Existing district or charter schools are not eligible for this opportunity except in the case of a “restart.” There must be a change in governance that gives a new operator full autonomy over every aspect of the existing school. If you do not fall into this category, please refer to our Share Your Idea page, and we will contact you about other opportunities within our portfolio.
Is this program open to districts or charters that want to replicate an existing, high-performing school?
Yes. This program will support the replication of a single, high-performing school to a second campus. This presents an opportunity for a successful district or charter school to begin the process of expanding their impact beyond a single campus.