school services and development
The MCSN Charter School Support and Development Program provides Maryland charter schools leaders with the tools and guidance necessary for creating successful charter school applications, opening outstanding schools, and strengthening and supporting existing schools. The program is divided into four phases- planning, start-up, implementation, and Leadership for Quality Schools.
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The Annual Maryland Charter Schools Conference is on hiatus for 2013 We are encouraging Maryland charter schools and founding groups to attend the National Charter School Conference that is being held this year in Washington DC, June 30 - July 3, 2013. Click here for more information.
For our business partners and vendors, there may be select vendor opportunities for 2013. Contact Stephanie if you are interested in being notified when these become available.
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Are you interested in learning more about charter schools in Maryland? The Maryland Charter School Network is offering a workshop via webinar technology for founding groups, parents and community groups explaining the charter school law and the process for creating charter schools.
Not sure how to use Webinar technology? Don't worry we will walk you though the process. All you need is Internet access and a telephone.
There is no fee for these webinar, but registration is required.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Simms via e-mail. Click here to see the flyer.
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
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THIS SERIES is now available as a pre-recorded series and is available at your convenience. Click here for the flyer
Developing a charter school in Maryland? Get help every step of the way from the comfort of your home or office. MCSN is now offering its popular Charter School Application Development Series as a pre-recorded series. . In this workshop series, we take participants step-by-step from the beginning of the application process all the way through to submission of a proposal. The pre-recorded series is presented by National Charter School experts with knowledge of the Maryland landscape. Click here to see the presenter bios.
Designing Your School: mission, vision, philosophy, and crafting a charter application.
Educational Plan, Part 1: educational focus, needs, goals, and community involvement.
Educational Plan, Part 2: standards, curriculum, and structure of the school day and year.
Educational Plan, Part 3: instructional methodology and professional development.
Operation Plan: organizational, governing, and administrative structures and implementation of the charter.
Business Plan:school finance, financial planning and accounting, insurance, and audits.
Facilities:facility planning, needs assessment, site selection, construction, and financing.
Special Education: structuring a quality special education program satisfying federal and state requirements.
Accountability:developing an accountability plan.
The Application Development Series is included in your MCSN Founding Group Membership. Click here to register and join MCSN.
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You've submitted your charter school application and now what? How do you translate your vision into the reality of opening a new high quality charter school? MCSN has partnered with FOCUS to provide a comprehensive program that includes 58 hours of individualized strategic consulting services, in person workshops on critical topics, and a board retreat.
The program costs are an eligible expense for the Federal Charter School Grant Program.
Want to find out more? Contact Stephanie Simms
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Learn how the E-Rate grant program opens up new opportunities for your charter school. Come to the How to Succeed at E-Rate workshop hosted by the Maryland Charter School Network and Dynamic Network Solutions to learn what you need to apply and how to succeed through the entire process. The workshop is in three parts, Topics included:
- How charter schools have used E-rate grant money to successfully purchase IT equipment and services like a new server, phone system, wiring, and monthly maintenance on the equipment.
- Learn the different type of services and equipment that were approved.
- How technology plans and National School Lunch Program numbers have an influence in the process.
- Learn how much funding was approved: Did you know that ERate funding can pay up to 90% of your phone, cell phone and internet costs, but that's not all, E-Rate can also pay 90% of your costs to get a new server, phone system or wiring, it can even pay for monthly maintenance on the equipment. Schools that successfully apply and use e-rate get thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars for their IT projects.
Sam Chawkat, Operations
Dynamic Network Solutions
not currently scheduled
The workshop series is free to MCSN members and $50 for non members. A RSVP is requested. Please email email@example.com with your RSVP.
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Grant not received for 2011. Schools must apply directly to the Federal Government CSP program
I National school choice Week I
National School Choice week will be January 27 - February 2, 2013. Shining a spotlight on effective education for every child. To learn more please visit http://schoolchoiceweek.com
I National Charter Schools Week I
National Charter Schools Week will be May 5-11, 2013.
Click here for news about last activities celebrating our growing movement.
I NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE washington dc I
June 30- july 3, 2013
Early Bird registration through december 21, 2012
The 13th Annual National Charter Schools Conference is being held in
Washington DC, June 30- July 3, 2013. To learn more please visit http://www.publiccharters.org/nationalconference