2009 Rocky Mountain Teacher Fair

Application Process Flowchart

<< Back to Start Page

Preliminary Exploration

Re-engage in the process of defining support and need for the school
OR
Abandon the application

Communication and Networking

  • Begin building a relationship with the authorizer to understand process, expectations, and deadlines
  • Submit a Letter of Intent to the potential authorizer, as applicable
  • Network with other charter schools. You can call the League for a list of recommended, like-modeled schools to visit.

Development and Process

Training and Education

Are resources, support, and need sufficient?
Is the founding group prepared to commit
the time and energy required for start-up?

Step 1: Initial Draft of the Application

Re-engage in the process of editing and refinement
OR
Abandon the application

Communication and Networking

Development and Process

Training and Education

Do you think you have a strong application?
Does your "friendly reader" think the same?

Step 2: Obtain Assistance/Feedback

Re-engage in the process of incorporating feedback to create a complete package
OR
Abandon the application

Communication and Networking

Development and Process

Training and Education

Have you developed a complete and comprehensive
application package?
Have you appropriately incorporated feedback?

Step 3: Submit to the Authorizer

Enter the process of appeal to the State Board of Education
OR
Abandon the application

Communication and Networking

Development and Process

Training and Education

APPROVED

Step 4: Contract and Negotiations

Adopt conditional changes
OR
Negotiate conditions

Abandon the application

Communication and Networking

Development and Process

Training and Education

Once a contract is signed with the authorizer,
the charter application process is complete.