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Charter Schools USA May 15, 2013 Lafayette Parish School Board Workshop www. charterschoolsusa. com
What are charter schools? • Public, tuition-free schools • Offer open enrollment to all students within the enrollment area (non-selective) • State funded, yet independently operated by the charter holder • Charter schools are held accountable for student performance to the state, the local school district and the school’s governing board • Charters have flexibility around school design including educational model, staffing, curriculum design, scheduling, and financial administration
About Charter Schools USA • • Founded in 1997 and privately owned Increasing access to high-quality education by replicating high-performing charter schools; turning around failing district schools; and implementing blended and virtual learning models Network consists of 60 schools in FL, GA, LA, IN, IL, MI, NC serving over 51, 000 students in grades PK through 12 (as of 2013 -14) – 56 traditional charter schools; 3 district turnaround schools; 1 virtual school – Approximately 50% of CSUSA schools are Title I schools – 56% of students qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch (poverty indicator) – 68% of students are non-white – 2012 graduation rate was 93. 4% CSUSA is the first Advanc. ED accredited education management company in the country
CSUSA’s Mission Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) creates and operates high quality schools with an: – unwavering dedication to student achievement – unyielding commitment to ethical and sound business practices, while providing a choice for communities, parents, students and professionals that fosters educational excellence in America.
CSUSA’s Core Beliefs • Believe all children can learn – 60%+ minority students – 50%+ free and reduced lunch (poverty) • School culture rooted in traditional values – Parental involvement – Character education – Effective discipline – Uniforms – Respectful culture
What makes CSUSA different? • The nation’s first SACS Accredited Charter School Management Company • Rigorous implementation of research-based instructional strategies – Based on Robert Marzano’s “What Works in Schools”. Integration of data driven methodology, proven teaching methods, proprietary tools, and professional development to create a comprehensive service delivery system • Personalized Learning Plans – Each student’s learning style is determined to enable teachers to tailor lesson plans to individual needs • Student Information System (SIS) – parents have the ability to monitor their child’s progress through a secured computer-based system • Parental Involvement – Children succeed when adults play an active role in their education. Our parents are required to volunteer because it fosters closer relationships and ensures a more secure learning environment.
CSUSA Educational Model
CSUSA’s Model Dramatically Improves Learning Outcomes for ALL Students • Most important priorities for CSUSA are improving learning outcomes and closing the achievement gap • CSUSA transformed Downtown Miami Charter School from a low performing “F” school in a high-poverty neighborhood to a high performing “A” school • Hollywood Academy of Arts & Sciences was the top rated middle school in Broward County, FL (one of largest school districts in the country) • Successful takeover and transformation of an Osceola County, Florida school from a “D” school to an “A” school in 3 years. CSUSA has maintained the “A” grade for 4 years • CSUSA’s experience with dramatically improving learning outcomes has resulted in opportunities to expand replicate – The state of Indiana selected CSUSA to takeover 3 failing, traditional district schools in Indianapolis – Chicago International Charter Schools selected CSUSA to take over 4 underperforming schools in Chicago
CSUSA Focuses on Academic Achievement CSUSA has achieved outstanding results with all students - particularly with low-income and minority students. Each sub-population of CSUSA students outperforms state averages for reading, writing and math in the states in which we operate. CSUSA student sub-populations Reading Writing Math Avg. Number of Percentage Points CSUSA Hispanic, Black, FRL and ELL students outperformed the state by +11% +6% +7% CSUSA White students and total population outperformed the state by +6% +3% +22% +4% +11% CSUSA Hispanic students outperformed the state by Notes: FRL = students qualifying for free or reduced lunch ELL = English language learners
Building New Schools We will construct brand new facilities in Lafayette without incurring any burden on taxpayers. • Red Apple, sister company to CSUSA, and a national charter school developer (new construction, conversions, expansions) • Since 2010, Red Apple has developed 20 schools and over 1. 3 million square feet • Provides construction management services, facilities solutions, financing solutions • Ensures consistent design; cost control; supervision; expertise; and access to network of realtors and contractors • Private Financing Sources to pay for new schools (no cost to tax payers) • State-of-the-art Facilities (10 -15 mm per school)
CSUSA’s Work in Louisiana • CSUSA currently operates two schools in Lake Charles, operated by the Southwest Louisiana Charter Foundation • In August 2013, CSUSA will open schools in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, operated by the South Louisiana Charter Foundation and the Shreveport Charter Foundation, respectively.
CSUSA’s Vision for Lafayette The Lafayette Charter Foundation and CSUSA will create a K-12 system aligned to the Superintendent's Turnaround Plan: – – – 3 Campuses (k-8 North, k-8 South, High School) Deploy Latest Technology in the Classrooms Health and Wellness Partnerships Data-driven Model True Site Management & Accountability
Thanks! Please contact me for more info: Jay Augustine Director of Development & Legal Affairs for Louisiana 225. 341. 7944 ext. 101 [email protected] com