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CMSD and Charter School Sponsorship


Students One of the ways CMSD works with high-quality charter schools is as a charter school sponsor, also known as authorizer. Charter school sponsors enter into a contract with the governing board of charter schools. The contract outlines the obligations of both parties.

Sponsors have legal obligations to provide sufficient technical assistance and oversight and monitoring. Sponsors must ensure that the schools meet all legally mandated fiscal, academic, and operational requirements.

CMSD currently sponsors 10 charter schools. Seven of these are part of the Breakthrough Schools Network. CMSD also sponsors Stonebrook Montessori, Near West Intergenerational School, and Promise Academy, a dropout recovery school.


Annual Reports

Applications and Related Resources

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Rado (Matthew.Rado@clevelandmetroschools.org).

Sample Contracts

Resources for Sponsored Schools

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