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Renewal Application Priority Improvement Schools


CSI Annual Review of Scho INTRODUCTION TO THE RENEWAL PROCESS The CSI Performance Frameworks (available at

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www.csi.state.co.us/accountability) were developed in

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conjunction with the National Association of Charter

comprehensive

School Authorizers (NACSA) to evaluate school per-

strong indicato

formance in the areas of Academic, Finance and Or-

This annual re

ganization. The Institute has implemented this robust

decision-makin

and comprehensive evaluation system through the

ment. This doc

use of tools that supplement these frameworks, includ-

dence required

ing an Annual Performance Report, a Performance

schools need

Calculator and Performance Dashboard, collectively

augments the

called the CSI Annual Review of Schools, or CARS.

CARS through

R E N E W A L T I ME L I N E :

Renewal process compone • MAY 20-28—SCHOOL KICK-OFF MEETING • SEPTEMBER 9—SCHOOLS RECEIVE CARS

PURPOSE OF THE RENEWAL APPLICATION EVALUATION • OCTOBER 23—APPLICATION DUE TO CSI • DECEMBER 3—WORK SESSION •DECEMBER 10—CSI BOARD VOTE ON STAFF RENEWAL RECOMMENDATION

This renewal process is intended to provide schools with the opportunity to present new or supplemental evidence around school performance. Additionally, applicants may utilize this process to communicate school plans for the next charter term, above and beyond information provided previously to CSI as part of the annual review process.

RENEWAL EVALUTION As mentioned above, the primary driver of the renewal evaluation is CARS. Additional documents considered may include:

CDE School Performance Framework Reports

CSSI pre-post visits and evaluation

Parental and community input

Progress with UIP performance objectives

Previous contract milestones and goals

Evidence provided in the renewal application

Renewal Applications must be submitted in electronic form no later th

Resolution expressing intent to apply to CSI for renewal. Submit all m


RENEWAL NARRATIVE

ools (CARS)

AND MATERIALS Please provide the following documents and narrative detailed below. Your narrative should speak to the proven effectiveness of your mission and vision, and when combined with the information requested below, should not exceed 15 pages total.

ion of the Institute to build upon the eval-

utilized by the State to provide a more

ve and robust evaluation that includes

ors of charter viability and sustainability.

eview is the primary driver of high stakes

ing around charter renewal and develop-

A C A D E MI C P R O G R A M

ocument describes the supplemental evi-

Any student outcomes or academic data

ed to engage in the renewal process, and

should be supplied as part of the Annual Performance Report process in accord-

only provide information that is new or

ance with APR criteria and requirements.

e body of evidence collected through

However, your renewal narrative may

hout the charter term.

ents

include a description of:

THE ITEMS LISTED IN THE RIGHT COLUMN WILL C O MP R I S E Y O U R P H Y S I C A L R E N E W A L A P P L I C A T I O N

1.

Major academic trends & key findings

2.

Programmatic & curricular changes

RENEWAL APPLICATION FINANCE Renewal applications should focus on providing evidence of

Please provide a copy of the most re-

the effectiveness of the school’s mission and vision. New

cent version of the following documents:

and supplemental information (as described in the panel at the right) should be items that

3.

Profit and loss statement

are not previously collected

4.

Current fiscal year balance sheet

5.

Budget to actual expenditure report

6.

3-Year projected budget

through CARS. The application should be as concise as possible. All requested documentation should be provided as attachments to the narrative. This includes any specific,

documented

evi-

dence, tables, statistics, and other information which may

LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE Please provide a copy of the most recent version of the following documents:

require elaboration beyond the scope of the narrative. Important note: Your application track is determined by your prior year’s accreditation level. If performance in the current year de-

7.

Strategic plan

8.

School leader evaluation

9.

School leader succession plan

creases, CSI staff may ask for additional information or

In your narrative, please describe:

materials as part of your renewal process.

han October 23rd, 2013. Schools must also submit a signed Board

materials to csi_info@csi.state.co.us.

10.

Progress towards strategic goals

11.

Organizational changes


Letter of Intent to Renew Please provide a copy of the Board Resolution expressing format intent to apply to CSI for renewal with this document on or before October 23, 2013. Important Note: Your application track is determined by your prior year’s accreditation level. If performance in the current year decreases, CSI staff may ask for additional information or materials as part of your renewal process.

SCHOOL INFORMATION School Name

School Leader

Grades Served

School Code(s)

School Address First Year of Operation

Geographic District

Current Enrollment

Maximum Enrollment

DESCRIPTION Vision

Mission

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Do you anticipate modification to any of the above items in the next charter term?

Yes

No

Yes

No

If yes, please explain.

Are there terms of the school’s contract the school has changed or contingencies the school has not yet implemented? If yes, please explain.

Applicant Printed Name

1580 Logan St., Suite 210, Denver CO 80203 303.866.3299 ph 303.866.3250 fax www.csi.state.co.us

Applicant Signature


List of Supplemental Items for Renewal for Priority Improvement and Turnaround Schools As part of your review, CSI is requesting the following documents. Please provide these materials with your renewal application.

External Feedback 1. Student , parent and staff satisfaction surveys 2. CSSI report or comparable comprehensive external school wide evaluation

Academic Program 1. All reports/data dashboards provided to Board in last year related to academic performance 2. Direct access to interim assessment interface (e.g. NWEA, Scantron) 3. Student data related to course completion, retention, engagement, and enrollment (specific details to be provided) 4. Curriculum guides and maps

Leadership and Governance 1. All reports/data dashboards provided to Board in the last year related to financial and organizational performance 2. Board profile matrix (provided by CSI) 3. Decision-making matrix (provided by CSI) 4. Board policy book 5. Board minutes (specific details to be provided) 6. Organizational chart and staff roster

Operations 1. Staff Handbook 2. Student/Parent Handbook 3. Building safety plan 4. Evidence of compliance with Colorado’s Safe School’s Act and NIMS

1580 Logan St., Suite 210, Denver CO 80203 303.866.3299 ph 303.866.3250 fax www.csi.state.co.us


COLORADO CHATER SCHOOL INSTITUTE

The mission of the Charter School Institute shall be to foster high-quality public school choices offered through Institute schools that deliver rigorous academic content and high academic performance in a safe environment and on par with the highest performing schools, including particularly schools for at-risk children

1580 Logan St, Suite 210 Denver, Colorado 80203 303.866.3299 ph


CSI Renewal Application for Priority Improvement Schools