It has become clear to charter supporters across the country: The best and most immediate way in which to increase quality educational options for students is by supporting the replication of established, high performing charter schools. Accordingly, the New York City Charter School Center (NYC Charter Center), in keeping with its mission of expanding access to high-quality public schools for all students, developed a program to cultivate and support these schools as they seek to replicate their successful models. The program was successfully piloted in New York City in the fall of 2011 and in the winter of 2012. The NYC Charter Center is now offering the program in other national markets.
The NYC Charter Center’s Replicating Quality Schools: Launching the Next Generation of High Performing Schools program is designed to ensure that charter operators looking to replicate do so thoughtfully and strategically, rather than opportunistically. Participants in the program learn how to strategically plan for growth from experienced and successful CMO lead¬ers, authorizers, funders and lenders from around the country – thereby ensuring that school leaders effectively build organizational capacity and infrastructure to sustain successful growth and expansion.