Start a Charter School in Florida

If you are looking for information on how to start a charter school in the state of Florida, you have come to the right place.  The Alliance supports charter school developers in every way, from getting your application approved to opening your school, and all the details in between.
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"News" You Can Use ...

Register NOW - Free Webinar From Our CharterVendor - SLA Management -

"Now Serving: Better Nutrition For Students/More Revenue For Schools"

SLA Management is a leading Florida provider of fully-managed charter and private school food services, specializing in charter schools who participate or seek to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Having been based in Orlando for over a decade, SLA Management is extremely well versed in the variety of issues that plague charter schools with regards to the NSLP.

If your lunch program is causing your organization any undue administrative or financial burden, or if a higher quality, professionally managed, healthier lunch program is your goal, we invite you to join our webinar to learn about the various options which may be available to you. We do not charge management or consulting fees; our management services are free of charge and we structure our meal programs to generate your school a revenue surplus with which to improve it's own program. We are a different kind of management company; we seek to become a thread in the fabric of the communities we serve, and work together with our school partners to create a thriving meal program and give children the best 30 minutes of their school day.

Webinar Details:
5 min. - Welcome and Introduction
45 min. - Presentation
10 min. - Question and Answer
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 10:00 am (EST)
To participate in this FREE webinar - register by CLICKING HERE


Announcing - The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program

Join The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is one of the most competitive, intensive, and personalized scholarship and educational support programs offered to students in the United States. Beginning in the 8th grade and continuing throughout high school, the Foundation provides Young Scholars with individualized advising and educational opportunities that build upon their talents and prepare them for success at highly selective colleges and universities. The Foundation seeks exceptionally promising 7th grade applicants from low-income families who stand out in their schools for their academic excellence, determination, leadership, and community engagement. if you know any such students, please encourage them to visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's website from January through early March to obtain an application at:


Florida "Title One" Allocation Information

Federal and state law require that Title I eligible charter schools receive their Title I allocation within 5 months of opening. If you are a new charter school (opened in August 2012) that is Title I eligible (based on the percentage of your students who are eligible for Free and/or Reduced Lunch) and you have not received your Title I allocation, please contact your school District to discuss.

For more information about Title I eligibility, and the Title I program in general, please review our Title I Handbook or the Department’s Title I web-page.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact state office at 850-245-0502.


Emergency Resource Information Your School Could Use

From Education Secretary - Arne Duncan:

As we reflect on what recently happened in Connecticut, I want to share some resources from the U.S. Department of Education's Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center that may be helpful to you and your team, now and in the future.

As hard as it is to talk among adults about such a tragedy, it can be even more difficult to talk with students and our own children. Helping Youth and Children Recover from Traumatic Events is a compilation of resources from the Department of Education, other federal agencies, and counseling experts. It is so important to give children the chance to talk, write, or draw to express their emotions. Please create the time and space for them to do that.

The Department also has several resources on Creating and Updating School Emergency Management Plans. If you do not have a crisis plan in place, please take steps to develop one. Engage a variety of school personnel and community partners. Plans should be comprehensive, anticipate a variety of hazards, and focus on the four phases of emergency management: prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

If you do have an emergency plan in place, please review it, update it as necessary, and practice that plan regularly. Knowing what to do when faced with a crisis can be the difference between calm and chaos.