The Benefits of Sponsorship. The Advantages of Choice.
As one of the original sponsors of charter schools in Ohio and one of the largest in terms of both schools and student enrollment, we have wealth of experience and a strong leadership team to help you open a new school.
We have 19 years of experience in partnering successfully with charter school start-ups, with staff who have been leaders of the charter school movement in Ohio since its very beginning in the late 1990s. We are also the largest sponsor of e-schools in Ohio and the largest sponsor in Ohio that's sole focus is on charter school authorization. Essentially that makes us better prepared to meet compliance and focus on the success of students. We seek partnerships that allow schools to not only thrive but innovate, and hold high standards for ourselves and others. We offer robust technical assistance in finance, special education, academics, and more.
Documentation for Establishing Non-Profit Status–The websites below detail the process of applying for recognition by the IRS of exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Code:
“Your Guide to Starting a Nonprofit in Ohio”
Application for Recognition of Exemption (IRS)
If you are in the new school application or contract process, please submit documents here:
The Ohio Council of Community Schools accepts proposals and completed New School Applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. The Council expects at least one year of planning for new school partners. In order to be considered for opening the next year, the proposal must be received by July 1 and the New School Application must be received by September 1 of the current year.
Associate Executive Director of Development
Charter schools introduce an unprecedented level of accountability into public education. If a charter school is not improving student achievement as laid out in its charter contract, it can be closed down.