• Collaboration

    Applying to be Sponsored by
    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    Intent to Apply due Dec. 11, 2015
    Applications due Jan. 12, 2016

    Thank you for your interest in applying to replicate a charter school and to have the school sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District!

    Please note that for the 2015-16 application cycle, CMSD is only accepting applications for the replication of existing charter school models.

    We have a rigorous application process based upon principles and standards developed by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. All charter schools sponsored by the CMSD are considered partners with CMSD and thus qualify for a portion of the partnering charter school amount from the tax distribution attributable to Issue 107 received by the school district.

    If you are interested in applying for sponsorship, please submit an application to Evelyn Holmes no later than January 12, 2016. Complete instructions for submission are included in the application kit. Download your application here.
    Applicants must also complete an Existing School Data Workbook. You can find a template here
    Any questions about the application process should be directed to Stephanie Klupinski, Executive Director of Charter Schools. She can be reached at 216-838-0179 or Stephanie.Klupinski@ClevelandMetroSchools.org.

    Application Timeline:

    Dec. 11, 2015: Intent to Apply due 
    Jan. 12, 2016: Sponsorship applications due by 5 p.m.
    Jan. 20-22, 2016: CMSD interviews sponsorship applicant teams
    Feb. 9, 2016: CMSD review team will make recommendation to CMSD Board of Education regarding application.
    Feb. 23, 2016: CMSD Board of Education votes on the applications.