Create unique performance goals for your school or portfolio of schools. A-GAME works with schools, boards, and authorizers to create valid and reliable goals that measure each school's unique program. Authorizers can also join the A-GAME Community to network, share experiences, seek advice, and learn.
Authorizing for ALL (Equitable Authorizing Practices)
When educational leaders use oversight practices that are transparent, community-driven, rigorous, and promote equity, schools will be better for ALL students. Become an Equity Designer through Authorizing for ALL.
Authorizer Board Development
Great authorizers are difference makers for kids and communities. Making high-stakes decisions requires thoughtful deliberation and care. Our experts are here to support you! Leverage our deep expertise and national experience working with authorizers of all types and sizes.
Authorizer Coaching, Consulting and Capacity Building
Whether you’re looking for assistance with strategy, an external review of your policies and practices, or hands-on support with applications, renewals, interventions, or closures, our team is ready to help get the work done.
Board and Authorizer Relations
The charter contract is an agreement between the authorizer and a board. When the relationship between the two parties is optimized, kids win. Whether the relationship has not yet been built, or requires improvement, the experienced team at the Institute can help.
Board and School Relations
Successful schools have strong boards and great leaders. We believe the most important thing is to establish clarity about roles and responsibilities--especially between the chief executive and the board.
Whether you’re a board member or someone who works with a board, this national community is for you. By joining, you’ll have access to specialized tools, resources and trainings, along with opportunities to engage and exchange ideas with experts and peers from around the country.
Board Policies and Procedures
If you are seeking best practices or looking for the policies your school must legally adopt, we have what you need. Our policies and procedures are being used on a daily basis in scores of charter schools. Our material is legally grounded, practically tested, and user friendly.
Board Training, Coaching and Consulting
Great boards govern wisely. They know the difference between governance and management. They cultivate trust and respect, establish high expectations and encourage the heart. Put our years of hands-on experience with boards to work for you, and we'll show you the transformational impact boards can have when they govern for greatness.
From processing charter applications and managing compliance to automating workflow and evaluating performance, Epicenter has everything you need to get results.
Are your schools financially healthy? Are they using resources equitably? One of the fastest ways for a school to fail is through financial insolvency. Work with us to develop a risk-based financial oversight monitoring process.
A school’s single largest asset is the facility itself and its sole purpose is serving students programmatically and operationally with fiscal stewardship for the future. Too often Academies are not realizing the incredible opportunities available to maximize their facility and create lasting positive academic and financial change.
School Coaching and Consulting
Great schools have a number of things in common, key among them is the quality of their leaders. These leaders relentlessly pursue excellence. The Institute can assist schools in retaining, coaching and supporting school leaders.
School Startup and Growth
Do you have a passion for educating kids? Do you dream of opening a new, innovative school? The team of subject matter experts at the Institute can help every step of the way including, charter application, board recruitment, facility identification, budget preparation, pre-operational project planning, and much more.
Support Organization Coaching and Consulting
Engage our experienced team of former CSO founders and executive leadership to guide change initiatives, increase impact, or re-introduce services.
School and Authorizer Relations
Great authorizers and schools ensure they are aligned to win for kids and deliver results. That’s why we coach and consult with new and veteran authorizers and schools across the country. Put our deep experience to work for you and we’ll help you grow and strengthen your capacity.
Policies, Practices, and Systems
Whether you’re looking for an external evaluation of your current practices or are new to authorizing and are looking to set up the best systems for your, our team of experienced experts are ready to help. Receive honest, professional, and insightful guidance and resources from experienced authorizers.