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Charter School Design Workshop Series

  • 1500 Union Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21211 United States (map)

Please note, this is a 2-Day Workshop Series.  Different topics will be covered on each day, so registrants must commit to attending both sessions. Register Now.

Session 1: November 2nd, 9am-5pm

Session 2: November 16th, 9am-3pm

Looking to start a charter school? This free workshop series is designed for those founding groups that are moving forward in the process of starting a charter school, have established a founding group, and intend on submitting a charter school application to a district authorizer in the next 12 months. The workshop series is 14 hours in two workshop settings. Because registration is limited, registrants must commit to sending a representative to all three sessions listed above.

The Charter School Design Workshop Series are comprised of two Saturday workshops providing over 14 hours of content rich material for charter starters. Meals are not provided, however, you may pre-order a boxed lunch for the all-day session, and/ or bring your own meal and snacks.  This workshop builds on the Charter Starter Workshop Series. 

Overall Objectives:

  • Present basic information about the nuts and bolts of charter school planning and operations to inform model design and application development

  • Ensure applicants have a realistic sense of what is involved in the charter application process

  • Familiarize participants with charter guidelines and standards for approval

  • Introduce partner organizations who can be resources in particular areas


These sessions will cover:

  • developing your mission and vision

  • defining your target population

  • establishing a need, family and community engagement

  • student recruitment strategies

  • educational design, including curriculum and assessment, goals and accountability,

  • serving students with disabilities and English language learners

  • staffing and talent management

  • school culture and organizational structure

  • governance

  • facilities

  • budgets and financial management

Before completing the Charter Starter Design Workshop Series, you must have first completed the Intro to MD Charter Schools webinar and then the Charter Starter Workshop.

Earlier Event: October 19
Charter Starter Workshop
Later Event: December 5
Intro to MD Charter Schools Webinar