Charter Network Platform

The Charter Network is a professional community for charter school authorizers, boards, schools, and support organizations. Engage with experts, network with peers, access specialized trainings, tools, resources and more.

National Charter Schools Founders Library

The Founders Library’s mission is to capture the history of the charter schools movement for future generations to enjoy and learn from. From the original founders to the present day leaders, history matters!

Arc Changer Stories: School Culture Matters!

See how SUNY Authorized Charter Schools and ​Forte Preparatory Academy have enhanced school culture and made a significant difference in the lives of the students they serve. Arc Changers series featurette of Forte Preparatory Academy

Arc Changer Stories: Relationships Matter!

See how Grand Valley State University and ​Flint Cultural Center Academy work together to advance education. Watch the Featurette of the Flint Cultural Center Academy

A-GAME: Academic Oversight

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.

Innovative School Models Series – Distinctive Schools

Success through personalized learning, strong culture, and equity. Distinctive Schools operates high-performing public charter schools in Chicago and Metro-Detroit. Their mission is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Innovative School Model Series – DC Bilingual

Providing an innovative dual language immersion program.
In this session, we highlighted the DC Bilingual Public Charter School. Founded in 2004, DC Bilingual provides an innovative dual immersion Spanish and English learning program for all students, regardless of their home language. Through their rigorous academic curriculum, comprehensive arts, technology, and athletics programs, and their celebration of diverse cultures, DC Bilingual’s students learn the skills and values they need to become influential participants in their community.

Watch the Innovative School Models session below to learn about DC Bilingual’s holistic family centered approach, their focus on equity, and the implemented programs that have led to successful student outcomes.

Innovative School Model Series – Noble Network of Charter Schools

Committed to Success and Equity for all Students
The Noble Network of Charter Schools team shares their successful to-and-through college model, the thoughtful adjustments they have made through the unprecedented time of COVID-19, and their approach to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of their policies, strategy, and approach.

Noble is a Chicago based system of charter public schools serving 12,500 students across 18 campuses. Noble has been recognized as a national leader in education sending on average 90% of its graduates to college each year.

In 2019, MIT researchers found that students who attended Noble grew more academically than similar peers who attended selective enrollment schools. In the annual CPS school ratings, Noble schools earned 10 of the top 12 spots for all high schools in Chicago including selective enrollment schools. Chicago Magazine named Noble schools as 13 of the top 40 high schools in Chicago and U.S. News and World Report named five Noble campuses in their top 50 schools in the entire state of Illinois.

In recent years, Noble has committed to reexamining its model to ensure students have equitable and positive experiences that prepare them to succeed in college or on other paths of their choice. Using lenses of diversity, equity and inclusion, Noble has adjusted its practices, policies, and strategies in pursuit of that vision and continues to evolve to best serve Chicago students and families.

Charter Schools and Innovation – Ember Reichgott Junge

More from Ember Reichgott Junge: https://charterlibrary.org/library/ember-reichgott-junge-bio/

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.

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.

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.

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.

A-GAME: Academic Oversight

A-GAME: Academic Oversight

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.

Innovative School Models Series – Distinctive Schools

Innovative School Models Series – Distinctive Schools

Success through personalized learning, strong culture, and equity. Distinctive Schools operates high-performing public charter schools in Chicago and Metro-Detroit. Their mission is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism. 

Innovative School Model Series – DC Bilingual

Innovative School Model Series – DC Bilingual

Providing an innovative dual language immersion program.
In this session, we highlighted the DC Bilingual Public Charter School. Founded in 2004, DC Bilingual provides an innovative dual immersion Spanish and English learning program for all students, regardless of their home language. Through their rigorous academic curriculum, comprehensive arts, technology, and athletics programs, and their celebration of diverse cultures, DC Bilingual’s students learn the skills and values they need to become influential participants in their community.

Watch the Innovative School Models session below to learn about DC Bilingual’s holistic family centered approach, their focus on equity, and the implemented programs that have led to successful student outcomes.

Innovative School Model Series – Noble Network of Charter Schools

Innovative School Model Series – Noble Network of Charter Schools

Committed to Success and Equity for all Students
The Noble Network of Charter Schools team shares their successful to-and-through college model, the thoughtful adjustments they have made through the unprecedented time of COVID-19, and their approach to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of their policies, strategy, and approach.

Noble is a Chicago based system of charter public schools serving 12,500 students across 18 campuses. Noble has been recognized as a national leader in education sending on average 90% of its graduates to college each year.

In 2019, MIT researchers found that students who attended Noble grew more academically than similar peers who attended selective enrollment schools. In the annual CPS school ratings, Noble schools earned 10 of the top 12 spots for all high schools in Chicago including selective enrollment schools. Chicago Magazine named Noble schools as 13 of the top 40 high schools in Chicago and U.S. News and World Report named five Noble campuses in their top 50 schools in the entire state of Illinois.

In recent years, Noble has committed to reexamining its model to ensure students have equitable and positive experiences that prepare them to succeed in college or on other paths of their choice. Using lenses of diversity, equity and inclusion, Noble has adjusted its practices, policies, and strategies in pursuit of that vision and continues to evolve to best serve Chicago students and families.

School Startup and Growth

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.