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COMPANIES SERVING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Public education is changing in many ways, one of which is the role of school management providers. For years, the thought of a for-profit company running a public school was taboo. But the dissatisfaction with the quality of our public schools has created a demand for innovative and accountable schools. Private management providers are working to meet that need. Management providers survive on a pragmatic relationship with the community. They provide the education services agreed upon in their contract with the district or education agency. It is data-driven pragmatism that determines the success of the organization, and that attracts educators and communities to their programs. Below is a list of the major providers as of December 1999, including 16 organizations that manage 200 charter schools. It is a growing list that does not include some of the small for-profit schools operating in charter school states or private schools designed for at-risk and adjudicated youth. The list is extrapolated from CER's 1998-1999 National Charter School Directory and from conversations with the companies. For more information contact The Center for Education Reform at 202-822-9000 and visit www.edreform.com . T h e Companies and Schools

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A d v a n t a g e Schools, 16 charter schools, www.advantage-schools.com , 617-523-2220 Phoenix Advantage Charter School Arts and Tech Charter School Octavio Paz Charter School Abby Kelley Foster Regional Charter School Mystic Valley Advantage Regional Charter School Bento Harbor Charter School Sugar Creek Charter School Roday Mountain Charter School Jersey City Golden Door Charter School New Horizon Charter School New Covenant Charter School Philadelphia Renaissance Charter School Dallas Advantage Charter School Houston Advantage Charter School Midland Advantage Charter School New Frontiers Charter School

AZ D.C. IL MA MA MI NC NC

NJ NJ NY PA TX TX TX TX


Beacon E d u c a t i o n M a n a g e m e n t , 13 charter schools, w w w . b e a c o n e d u . c o m 508-836-4461 Thomas Jefferson Charter School Academy of Communications and Technology Charter School Chelmsford Public Charter School Roxbury College Preparatory Charter School Rising Tide Charter School Lowell Community Charter School City on a Hill Charter School Conner Creek Academy Roseville Conner Creek Academy Warren The St. Louis Charter School Southwest Charter School Community Charter School Englemann School of Arts and Science

IL IL MA MA MA MA MA MI MI MO MO NC NC

Charter S c h o o l A d m i n i s t r a t i o n Services, 12 charter schools, 248-569-7787 Academy of Detroit East Academy of Augster Academy of Detroit Oak Park Academyf Cherry Hill Academy of Flint Academy of Detroit Southfield Academy of Lather Village Academy of Detroit West Academy of Detroit Westland Academy of West McNickols Academy of Michigan CSAS also works with Beacon Education Management and consults outside of MI

MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI

Charter Schools U S A , 2 charter schools, www.charterschoolsusa.com , 954-202-3500 Coral Springs Charter High School Ryder Elementary Charter School

FL FL

Excel Education Centers, Inc., 7 charter schools, www.excelapscc.kl2.az.us.com 520-778-5764 Excel Chino Valley Excel Cottonwood Excel Flagstaff Excel Prescott Excel Prescott Valley Excel San Carlos Excel Williams

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H a s k e l l E d u c a t i o n a l Services, 3 charter school, www.thehaskelIco.com 305-406-1110 Pembroke Pines Charter School Cambridge Day School Cambridge Academy

FL FL FL

J C R & A s s o c i a t e s , a Beacon Affiliate, 15 charter schools, 810-323-7100 Chandler Park Academy

MI

Chandler Park Academy South Chandler Park III

MI MI

Colin Powell Academy

MI

Crossroads Charter Academy Great Lakes Academy

MI MI

Hope Academy Renaissance Public School Academy

MI MI

The Learning Center West Michigan Academy of Arts & Academics

MI MI

Huron Academy Landmark

MI MI

New Directions Detroit Community White Pine Academy

MI MI MI

N a t i o n a l Heritage Academies, 27 charter schools, www.heritageacademies.coml-800-699-9235 Burton Glen Charter Academy Canton Charter Academy Cardinal Charter Academy Chandler Woods Charter Academy Cross Creek Charter Academy Eagle Crest Charter Academy Endeavor Charter Academy Excel Charter Academy Glenbrook Charter Academy Knapp Charter Academy Linden Charter Academy North Saginaw Charter Academy Oshtemo Charter Academy Paragon Charter Academy Paramount Charter Academy Pathfinder Charter Academy Ridge Park Charter Academy South Arbor Charter Academy Taylor Charter Academy Vanderbilt Charter Academy Vanguard Charter Academy Vista Charter Academy The Center f o r Education Reform

MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI

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Walker Charter Academy Walton Charter Academy Windemere Park Charter Academy Battleground Charter Academy Shattalon Charter Academy

MI MI MI NC NC

Mosaica Education, 9 charter schools, www.mosaicaeducatio , n.com

415-491-1305

Mosaica Academy of Saginaw Grand Blanc Academy Capital Area Academy Center Academy George Washington Carver Academy Highland Park George Washington Carver Academy Detroit Community Charter School Mosaica Academy Bensalem Collegium

MI MI MI MI MI MI NJ PA PA

Ombudsman Alternative, 2 charter schools, 847-367-6383 Ombudsman Learning Center Ombudsman Learning Center Also: 65 schools in 10 states

AZ AZ

Education Management Systems, 1 charter school, 626-685-9300 Options for Youth Charter School

MN

SABIS, 4 charter schools, www.sabis.net , 612-941-3500 SABIS International Charter School Somerville International Charter School SABIS Foxborough International Academy of Flint

MA MA MA MI

Edison Schools, 30 charter schools, www.edisonschools.com , 212-419-1600 Seven Hills Charter School (2) Boston Renaissance Charter School (2) Wyatt-Edison Charter School (2) Roosevelt-Edison Charter School Emerson Edison Partnership School Edison-Brentwood Academy Feaster-Edison Charter School Edison-McNair Academy Edison-Bethune Charter Academy Phillips-Edison Parnership of Schools Edison Charter Academy San Jose Edison Academy (2)

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Chicago International Charter School (3) Kenwood-Edison Charter School Raleigh-Edison Charter School Washburn-Edison Charter School Mid-Michigan Public School Academy (2) Detroit-Edison Public School Academy (2) Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences (2) YMCA Service Learning Academy Edison Oakland Public School Academy (2) Edison Village School (2) Westport Edison Middle Academy Westport Edison Senior Academy Granville Charter School Graville Charter Middle School The Dayton Academy Edison-Friendship Public Charter School- Chamberlain Edison-Friendship Public Charter School - Woodridge Edison-Friendship Public Charter School -Blow Pierce

IL MN MN MN MI MI MI MI MI MO MO MO NJ NJ OH DC DC DC

The Leona Group, 31 charter schools, www.leonagroup.com , 517-333-9030 Northside Preparatory Academy West Michigan Academy of Environmental Sciences William C. Abney Academy for the Performing Arts Tri-Valley Academy CÂŁsar Ch&vez Academy Elementary School Charlotte Forten Academy George Crockett Academy Voyageur Academy Woodward Academy C6sar Chavez Academy Middle School Hope of Detroit Academy Thomas-Gist Academy Allen Academy Beacon International Joy Prparatory Academy Francis Reh Public School Academy New City Academy Northridge Academy Walter French Academy Apache Trail High School El Dorado High School Estrella High School Gold Mountain High School Maya High School Ocotillo High School Peoria Accelerated High School Summit High School

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MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ

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Sun Valley High School Tuscon Accelerated High School West Phoenix High School Tempe Accelerated High School

AZ AZ AZ AZ

The TesseracT Group, 16 charters, 480-767-2300 TesseracT Charter School A of T. Mesa TesseracT Charter School A of T. Phx. TesseracT Charter School of Cave Creek TesseracT Charter School of Chandler Ray TesseracT Charter School of Cholla TesseracT Charter School of Fletcher Heights TesseracT Charter School of Greenway TesseracT Charter School of Goodyear TesseracT Charter School of Mesa Adobe TesseracT Charter School of Mercado TesseracT Charter School of Paradise Lane TesseracT Charter School of Price Tempe TesseracT Charter School of Sierra TesseracT Charter School of Warner TesseracT Charter School of Washington D.C. TesseracT Charter School of Lufkin

AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ DC TX

White Hat Management, 12 charter schools, 330-535-6868 Hope Academy Broadway Campus Hope Academy Lincoln Park Campus Hope Academy Cathedral Campus Hope Academy Chapelside Campus Hope Academy Brown Street Campus Hope Academy University Campus Riverside Academy Eagle Heights Academy Elementary Life Skills Akron Life Skills Cleveland Life Skills Youngstown Life Skills Cincinnati

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Prepared by Christine Lynd Research Associate Penn Ketcham Staff Assistant December 1999

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