Stop Thinking About Writing A Charter School Application and Get Moving
"Leaders Building Leaders not only ensured that our charter application was complete and expertly written, they also helped ensure our mission and vision was clearly reflected in each section of the application. They are professional, responsive, and provided informed, invaluable advice from beginning to end. I could not recommend working with LBL more!"
Founder of PEAK Academy Asheville
Katy has been where you are. As the founder of a charter school herself, she took her school idea from a thought to a reality in two years. She wrote the application, weaving her mission and vision into each section. As board chair, she prepared her board for every step of the application and approval process, ultimately winning unanimous approval from the authorizer. Another member of our team, Dr. Tom Miller, is a former charter school leader and consultant for the NC Office of Charter Schools who was responsible fore writing the charter application process for North Carolina. There's no other group more qualified to write charter applications.
She will walk alongside you and your board and do the same thing. In fact, in the last few years, she has written a half-dozen successful charter applications through this process. As a 25+ year education veteran, she understands education, leadership, and project management, and as the author of two education books, she understands writing. Partner with Katy for an application that will get approved.
If you’ve read this far, we know that you’re serious. But there could be a few thoughts running through your mind, such as…
If you have 250 hours available to dedicate yourself to learning everything you need to know about the charter application process and to writing a compelling application, then No, you don't need LBL's assistance.
20% of applications are approved, and they all cost $1,000 to be submitted. If you are comfortable with those odds, then No, you don't need LBL's assistance.
If not, then Yes, you do need LBL's assistance. It takes LBL 100 hours to write a winning charter application, and we have been doing this for 10 years. How long will it take you--someone who has never done this before? What will it take away from your family and work? We have assisted 20 applicants turn their vision into an operating school, and we can do the same for you and your board!
That depends. Do you have the necessary expertise on your board? Does your proposed school meet a need in the community? Are you ready to commit 100% to running a school? If you are Yes! Yes! Yes! Then Leaders Building Leaders’ program will work for you!
We’ll give you a checklist for what you need and assist you in getting it in place. We’re deadly honest too! If you’re not ready, we’re going to let you know before we’ll accept a penny from you.
It’s best to have at least a 5-member board in place before we start writing the application, but if you don’t, let’s talk. We have lots of ideas to help you build a governing board that operates at a high level!
Leaders Building Leaders exists to support you in the pursuit of your dream to open a charter school. On our team, we have former charter school founders, leaders, board chairs, and a former Office of Charter Schools consultant. We know what the Charter School Advisory Board is looking for, and we know how to translate your ideas into a compelling charter school application.
Everybody doesn’t need the same level of help, so we want you to choose the level that is right for you.
We will lay out a plan with action steps that will guide you to write a winning charter school application, step by step.
Yes. The Charter School Advisory Board has a due date for your application, but we will create a strategic calendar to help you complete a winning application before then. We will deliver trainings live, but they will also be recorded so that you can listen to them on your own time
We do everything electronically and by phone unless you have technology limitations. We will work with you however you need us to.
We get to work! We create a schedule tailored to your needs chock full of specific deliverables and timelines.
The longer you wait, the less time you have to write an impactful application. In North Carolina, the applications are due in July, so the longer you wait, the harder this process will be.
We guarantee that we will write a compelling, complete, and on-time application. If the application isn’t approved based on the completeness or accuracy of the application, then we will return 100% of your money.
Webinar series starting in June.
Up to three seats in each Charter Application Boot Camp Webinar and feedback for each section of the application.
LBL provides extensive oral and written feedback on the application and offers feedback and guidance during the writing process. LBL prepares and conducts a mock interview with you and your board and provides batphone assistance when needed.
We capture your vision in write, coach and guide you and your team regarding charter school law and best practices, and submit the final document as a compelling, complete, and on-time application. LBL prepares and conducts a mock interview with you and your board and provide batphone assistance when needed.
LBL provides support, guidance, and assistance during the approximately 18 months from the time of conditional approval until the opening of a school through monthly calls and webinars and is available for batphone assistance when needed.
Support through the first school year with workshops, coaching, consulting, connections, and training tailored to your mission, vision, and specific school community needs.
Go all in with from vision to heartbeat. Hire LBL as your strategic partner to write the application, interview with the CSAB, develop the board, develop policies, and open your doors and operate successfully.