Charter Schools

Jackson, Natchez Charter Applications Advance

RePublic Schools has applied to open an additional two charter schools in Jackson. RePublic’s Reimagine Prep will open in August 2015 as Mississippi’s first charter school. The proposed elementary and middle schools would share a campus in North Central Jackson. At its June meeting, the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board also moved forward an application from Phoenix Early College …

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2015 Charter School RFP, Board Strategic Plan Approved

At its April 6 meeting, the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board approved the 2015 request for proposals (RFP) for charter schools planning to open in the fall of 2016 or thereafter. The timeline for the 2015 application cycle includes an informational webinar in mid-April and deadlines of May 5 for applicants to submit a letter of intent …

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Midtown Public Charter School Approved

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board today approved the state’s second charter school, Midtown Public Charter School in Jackson, citing the proposal’s strength in community partnerships, its organizational infrastructure plans, and an instructional program modeled on a highly successful Massachusetts charter school system. A proposal for Inspire Charter School in Columbus was denied, based on inadequacies …

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Public Hearings Set for Columbus, Jackson Applicants

Charter school proposals will be vetted in public hearings prior to final decisions by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board. Applicants seeking to establish Inspire Charter School in Columbus will present their proposal and receive public comments on Monday, November 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the offices of the Columbus Coalition for Educational Options, 1820 …

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Two Charter Applicants Move to Final Round

Two applicants have advanced to the final round of consideration for new charter schools. The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board will vote at its December 5 meeting to accept or reject proposals for Inspire Charter School, grades K-5 in Columbus, and Midtown Public Charter School, grades 5-8 in Jackson. Out of the 10 letters of intent received from potential …

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2014 Draft of Charter School RFP Open for Public Comment

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board has issued a draft for public comment of its 2014 request for proposals (RFP) for charter schools planning to open in 2015-2016 or later. The public is invited to review the RFP and share written comments with the board. Public comments must be submitted via email no later than …

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