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Charter Schools

Actions Taken by the Board of Regents

January 2021

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its January 11, 2021 meeting.
 

February 2021

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its February 8, 2021 meeting.
 

March 2021

During its March 16, 2021 meeting, the Board of Regents approved seven Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, one Board of Regents charter revision, three New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) charter renewals and two NYCDOE consent to file petitions for judicial dissolution. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2021/2021-03/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys (full-term five-year renewal and a revision to amend the mission and key design elements of the school’s charter to align them with those proposed for the Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls).
  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls (full-term five-year renewal and a revision to amend the mission and key design elements of the school’s charter to align them with those proposed for the Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys).
  • Discovery Charter School (short-term three-year renewal).
  • La Cima Charter School (short-term four-year renewal and revisions to reduce the authorized enrollment from the currently approved 430 students to 330 students beginning in the 2021-2022 school year; and to amend the school’s key design elements).
  • Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts (short-term three-year renewal).
  • School in the Square Public Charter School (full-term five-year renewal and the following revisions to the school’s charter: To expand current grade span to add Grade 1 through Grade 5 to the school’s currently approved kindergarten and Grade 6 through Grade 8 configuration; and in the expanding grades, increase authorized enrollment from 424, by adding 100 students for each year of the proposed renewal charter term, up to a maximum of 924 students).
  • Urban Choice Charter School (short-term two-year renewal and a revision to add a Comprehensive Management Service Provider, the Center for Educational Innovation).

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • American Dream Charter School (increase the charter school’s authorized enrollment from the currently approved 565 students to 600 students, to commence upon Regents approval in the current school year).

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the New York City Department of Education)

  • Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School, The Shirley Rodriguez-Remeneski School (short term three-year renewal).
  • Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation (full term five-year renewal and a revision to change the school name to Innovation Charter High School).
  • St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School (full term five-year renewal).

Charter Dissolutions (Authorized by the New York City Department of Education)

  • Ethical Community Charter School (consent granted to file a petition for judicial dissolution).
  • Lefferts Gardens Charter School (consent granted to file a petition for judicial dissolution).
     

April 2021

During its April 12, 2021 meeting, the Board of Regents approved five Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals and two New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) charter renewals. The Board of Regents also voted to return seven proposed renewal charters to the SUNY Board of Trustees for reconsideration. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at: : http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2021/2021-04/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Compass Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal).
  • Global Concepts Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal).
  • Growing Up Green Charter School II (short-term, four-year renewal).
  • Harriet Tubman Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal).
  • Niagara Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and revisions to amend a Key Design Element of the school’s calendar from 190 instructional days to 180 instructional days to align to the calendar of the district of residence of the majority of enrolled students; to amend the school’s mission to ensure alignment to the school’s key design elements of Expeditionary Learning (EL) Education and the Leader in Me practices; and to amend the school’s vision statement to ensure alignment to the school’s key design elements of EL Education and the Leader in Me practices).

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the New York City Department of Education)

  • Brooklyn Scholars Charter School (short-term, four-year renewal).
  • John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to reduce the authorized enrollment from the currently approved 525 students to 425 students beginning in the 2021-2022 school year).

Proposed Charter Renewals (Authorized by the SUNY Board of Trustees)

Seven renewals sent back to authorizer with comments for reconsideration.

  • Icahn Charter School 2
  • Icahn Charter School 3
  • Icahn Charter School 4
  • Icahn Charter School 6
  • Icahn Charter School 7
  • Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 3
  • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 6
     

May 2021

May 10-11, 2021 meeting
 

June 2021

During its June 7, 2021 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewal, one Board of Regents charter revision and one New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) charter revision.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2021/2021-06/p-12-education.

Charter Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Collegiate Academy for Mathematics and Personal Awareness Charter School (short-term, two-year renewal and revisions to approve a contract between the school and the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI), and to decrease the school’s currently authorized enrollment from 375 students to 120 students, phased in over the school’s proposed charter term).

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • South Bronx Classical Charter School III (a nunc pro tunc conforming technical correction to the May 2020 renewal related to the school’s grade and enrollment expansions).

Charter Revision (Authorized by the New York City Department of Education)

  • South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts (Expand grade levels served from Kindergarten through Grade 8 to Kindergarten through Grade 12 and increase the school’s authorized enrollment from 660 students to 1160 students).

 

July 2021

July 12-13, 2021 meeting
 

August 2021

No meeting this month.
 

September 2021

September 13-14, 2021 meeting
 

October 2021

October 18-19, 2021 meeting
 

November 2021

November 15-16, 2021 meeting
 

December 2021

December 13-14, 2021 meeting
 


 

Actions Taken by the Board of Regents - 2020

January 2020

During its January 13-14, 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one Board of Regents (BOR) charter revision.  The Board of Regents also voted to return three proposed renewal charters to the SUNY Board of Trustees for reconsideration.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2020/2020-01/p-12-education.

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • School in the Square Public Charter School

Proposed Charter Renewals (Authorized by the SUNY Board of Trustees)

  • Kings Collegiate Charter School
  • Leadership Preparatory Bedford Stuyvesant Charter School
  • Leadership Preparatory Brownsville Charter School

The Board of Regents voted to return the proposed renewal charters to the SUNY Board of Trustees for reconsideration, with comment and recommendation.
 

February 2020

During its February 10-11, 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents approved two Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, two Board of Regents charter revisions, and two New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) charter renewals.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2020/2020-02/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal and a revision to increase authorized enrollment from 326 students to 330 students beginning in year 1 of the renewal charter term)
  • West Buffalo Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Global Community Charter School (a revision to increase the current grade span to include Grade 6 through Grade 8 from the school’s current grade span of Kindergarten through Grade 5; to increase authorized enrollment from 465 students to 645 students beginning in year two of the school’s current charter term and phased in gradually thereafter; and amend a Key Design Element to reflect the instructional strategies to be employed in the middle school)
  • Growing Up Green Charter School II (to increase the current grade span to include Grade 6 through Grade 8 from the school’s current grade span of Kindergarten through Grade 5; and to increase authorized enrollment from 504 students to 812 students beginning in the 2020-21 school year and phased in gradually thereafter)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the New York City Department of Education)

  • Bronx Community Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • Mott Haven Academy Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to increase authorized enrollment (nunc pro tunc from July 1, 2019) from 450 students to 468 students)
     

March 2020

During its March 2-3, 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents approved nine Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals and four New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) charter renewals. The Board of Regents also voted to return seven proposed renewal charters to the SUNY Board of Trustees for reconsideration. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2020/2020-03/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Bronx Charter School for the Arts (short-term, four-year renewal)
  • Charter High School for Law and Social Justice (short-term, three-year renewal and a revision to contract with the Center for Educational Innovation, a not-for-profit entity that seeks to provide comprehensive educational management services to the school)
  • New American Academy Charter School (The) (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • New Ventures Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science IV (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities II (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Rosalyn Yalow Charter School (short-term, four-year renewal)
  • Southside Academy Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Western New York Maritime Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal; a revision to increase to current grade span of the school to include Grades 5 and 6 from the school’s current Grade 7 through Grade 12; and to increase authorized enrollment from 425 students to 510 students, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the New York City Department of Education)

  • Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Community Roots Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • Equality Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and revision to increase current grade span to include Kindergarten through Grade 3 from the school’s current Grade 6 through Grade 12 configuration; and to increase authorized enrollment from 650 to 1010 by year 5 of the renewal charter term)
  • New Heights Academy Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)

Proposed Charter Renewals (Authorized by the SUNY Board of Trustees)

Seven renewals sent back to authorizer with comments for reconsideration

• Success Academy Charter School – Bed Stuy 2
• Success Academy Charter School – Bushwick
• Success Academy Charter School – Cobble Hill
• Success Academy Charter School – Far Rockaway
• Success Academy Charter School – Flatbush
• Success Academy Charter School – South Jamaica
• Success Academy Charter School – Williamsburg
 

April 2020

During its April 6, 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents (BOR) approved two regulatory changes and two charter revisions.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2020/2020-04/p-12-education.

Regulatory Changes

  • Section 119.1(c)(1) is amended to permit the Commissioner to excuse delays in required reporting by charter schools to public schools for the length of time of a school closure ordered pursuant to an Executive Order of the Governor pursuant to a State of emergency for the COVID-19 crisis, provided such delay does not exceed 30 days. When there is a delay in reporting by a charter school, section 119.1(d) is also amended to permit the Commissioner to excuse any delay in payment by a public school to a charter school, provided such delay does not exceed 30 days.
  • Section 119.5(b) is amended to require charter schools to provide notice on their website of the date, time and place of lotteries for the random selection process for charter school student applicants if such lottery is provided during a school closure ordered pursuant to an Executive Order of the Governor pursuant to a State of emergency for the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, subdivision (c) of such section is amended to permit such lotteries to be held remotely, provided that the public has the opportunity to view or listen and such lottery is recorded and later transcribed.

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Evergreen Charter School (to increase the current grade span to include Grades 9 - 12 from the school’s current kindergarten through Grade 8 configuration; and to increase authorized enrollment from 750 students to 1100 students beginning in the 2020-2021 school year and phased in gradually thereafter)
  • Riverhead Charter School (to increase authorized enrollment by 63 students from 787 students to 850 students to be phased in over the next two school years)
     

May 2020

During its May 4, 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents approved five Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, two Board of Regents mergers, two Board of Regents charter revisions and one Board of Regents charter non-renewal.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2020/2020-05/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Charter School for Applied Technologies (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • Genesee Community Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Health Sciences Charter School (short-term, four-year renewal)
  • South Bronx Classical Charter School III (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to increase current grade span of the school to include Grades 6 to 8 from the school’s current kindergarten through Grade 5; and to increase authorized enrollment from 372 students to 476 students by the 2022-2023 school year)
  • Urban Choice Charter School (short-term, one-year renewal)

Charter Mergers (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Hellenic Classical Charter Schools (Hellenic Classical Charter School (an education corporation authorized by the NYC Department of Education), with and into Hellenic Classical Charter School - Staten Island (an education corporation authorized by the Board of Regents), with Hellenic Classical Charter School – Staten Island as the surviving education corporation under the amended name “Hellenic Classical Charter Schools” effective July 1, 2020
  • AECI Charter Schools Network (New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries (an education corporation authorized by the NYC Department of Education) with and into AECI II: NYC Charter High School for Computer Engineering and Innovation (an education corporation authorized by the Board of Regents), with AECI II: NYC Charter High School for Computer Engineering and Innovation as the surviving education corporation under the amended name “AECI Charter Schools Network” and an increase in enrollment for the New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries from 450 students to 500 students) effective July 1, 2020

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (reducing the authorized enrollment from 909 students to 770 students beginning in the 2020-2021 school year)
  • Edmund W. Gordon Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (reducing the authorized enrollment from 799 students to 460 students beginning in the 2020-2021 school year)

Charter Non-Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School
     

June 2020

During its June 8, 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents (BOR) approved three regulatory changes, two Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals and three New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) charter revisions. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2020/2020-06/p-12-education.

Regulatory Changes

  • Section 119.1(c)(1) is amended to permit the Commissioner to excuse delays in required reporting by charter schools to public schools for the length of time of a school closure ordered pursuant to an Executive Order of the Governor pursuant to a State of emergency for the COVID-19 crisis, provided such delay does not exceed 30 days. When there is a delay in reporting by a charter school, section 119.1(d) is also amended to permit the Commissioner to excuse any delay in payment by a public school to a charter school, provided such delay does not exceed 30 days.
  • Section 119.4 is amended to provide an extension to the 30-day timeline for school districts to conduct public hearings after receipt of an application for the formation of a new charter school, renewal of an existing charter school, or a charter school’s request to revise its existing charter until September 30, 2020. Additionally, such hearings may be held remotely and public comment to be solicited and accepted may be electronic or by mail.
  • Section 119.5(b) is amended to require charter schools to provide notice on their website of the date, time and place of lotteries for the random selection process for charter school student applicants if such lottery is provided during a school closure ordered pursuant to an Executive Order of the Governor pursuant to a State of emergency for the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, subdivision (c) of such section is amended to permit such lotteries to be held remotely, provided that the public has the opportunity to view or listen and such lottery is recorded and later transcribed.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Charter School of Inquiry (short-term, two-year renewal)
  • Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to increase the current grade span to include Grades 3 and 4 from the school’s current kindergarten through Grade 2 and Grade 5 through Grade 12 configuration; and to increase authorized enrollment from 784 students to 928 students to be phased in by the 2021-2022 school year)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School (expand enrollment to serve 815 students from the school’s current 615 students in the school’s existing grade level configuration of kindergarten through grade 8)
  • Ember Charter School for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation (expand grade levels and enrollment to serve kindergarten through grade 12 from the school’s existing kindergarten through grade 8 with a corresponding increase of students from 792 students to 1,162 students)
  • Summit Academy Charter School (revision to reflect that the relationship with the Center for Educational Innovation is a management partner as opposed to an educational partner)
     

July 2020

During its July 13, 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents (BOR) approved one regulatory change, one Board of Regents (BOR) charter revision and one New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) charter revision.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2020/2020-07/p-12-education.

Regulatory Changes

  • Section 119.3  ESSA reporting: will require that charter schools submit school-level expenditure data to the Department, pursuant to Commissioner’s Regulation Section 170.14, through the ESSA Fiscal Transparency Portal commencing on November 1, 2020 (using 2019-2020 school year data) and each November 1 thereafter (using the preceding school year’s data).

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Stradford Preparatory Charter School for Boys (BRICK Education Network, Inc. as the school’s Comprehensive Management Service Provider)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Bronx Lighthouse Charter School (the dissolution of the relationship with the Charter Management Organization Lighthouse Academies, Inc., and change of the school name to Pharos Academy Charter School)
     

August 2020

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its August 11, 2020 meeting.
 

September 2020

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its September 14, 2020 meeting.
 

October 2020

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during it October 19, 2020 meeting.
 

November 2020

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its November 16, 2020 meeting.
 

December 2020

During its December 14, 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents (BOR) approved one BOR charter revision and one BOR initial charter.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2020/2020-12/p-12-education.

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Rochester Academy Charter School (move the school’s K-Grade 4 from East Irondequoit CSD to Gates-Chili CSD for the 2021-2022 school year)

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Citizenship and Science Academy of Rochester Charter School
Actions Taken by the Board of Regents - 2019

January 2019

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its January 14-15, 2019 meeting.
 

February 2019

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its February 11-12, 2019 meeting.
 

March 2019

During its March 11-12, 2019 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, three NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewals, and one BOR charter revision. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2019/2019-03/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • American Dream Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal, with a continuation of high school currently being served to add grades 11 and 12)
  • Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Mott Hall Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Charter High School for Law and Social Justice

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to increase enrollment from 400 to 450)
  • Future Leaders Institute Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Bronx Lighthouse Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
     

April 2019

During its April 8-9, 2019 meeting, the Board of Regents approved nine Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, six BOR charter revisions, and five NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewals.  Two Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education renewals were sent back for reconsideration. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2019/2019-04/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Bronx Charter School for Children (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to increase enrollment from 432 to 672 students and expand its grade levels from Kindergarten – Grade 5 to Kindergarten – Grade 8, by year 4 of the next charter term)
  • Williamsburg Charter High School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • Amani Public Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal and a revision to extend the current grades served to add Grades 11 and 12, and a corresponding increase in enrollment from 765 to 909 students in Grades 6-12)
  • Discovery Charter School (short-term, two-year renewal)
  • Global Community Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • New York City Montessori Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts (short-term, two-year renewal)
  • Vertus Charter School (short-term, two-year renewal and a revision to decrease enrollment from 384 to 340 students)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Evergreen Charter School (increase enrollment from 600 to 750 students starting with the 2019-2020 school year)
  • Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem (increase enrollment from 630 to 680 students starting with the 2019-2020 school year in the school’s private space facility)
  • New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science IV (a reduction in the school’s maximum authorized enrollment from 600 to 566 students)
  • New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV (a reduction in the school’s maximum authorized enrollment from 600 to 566 students)
  • Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (a reduction in enrollment from 784 to 655 students starting in the 2019-2020 school year)
  • Rosalyn Yalow Charter School (change to its organizational chart/leadership structure, so that both the Principal and the Executive Director report to the Board of Trustees -- previously, only the Executive Director reported to the Board of Trustees)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Imagine Me Leadership Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to expand current enrollment to 360 students and increase grade levels from Kindergarten – Grade 5 to Kindergarten – Grade 8)
  • Renaissance Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to expand current enrollment to 604 students)
  • Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal and a revision to expand current enrollment to 676 students and increase grade levels from Kindergarten – Grade 10 to Kindergarten – Grade 12)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Buffalo Public Schools BOE)

  • Enterprise Charter School and Westminster Community Charter School (sent back to authorizer with comments for reconsideration)
     

May 2019

During its May 6-7, 2019 meeting, the Board of Regents approved four Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, one BOR charter revision, eight NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewals, and one NYCDOE revision.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2019/2019-05/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Compass Charter School (short-term, two-year renewal and a revision to add a key design element to emphasize its commitment to enrolling and serving a diverse population)
  • KIPP Infinity Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • South Bronx Classical Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to increase enrollment from 470 to 500 students)
  • Young Women’s College Preparatory Charter School of Rochester (short-term, three-year renewal)

 Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • New Ventures Charter School (reducing enrollment from to 216 to 180 students)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Challenge Preparatory Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to expand grade levels served to K through Grade 12 from their existing K through Grade 8 and expand enrollment from 792 to 1296 students)
  • Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy II Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to decrease enrollment from 1250 to 1150 students)
  • Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)
  • Hellenic Classical Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal and a revision to increase enrollment from 480 to 498 students)
  • KIPP Academy Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • Riverton Street Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal)
  • Summit Academy Charter School (full-term, five-year renewal with a revision to engage in a school restructuring contemporaneous with the renewal)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by NYCDOE)

  • Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School (revision to expand grade levels served to K through grade 8 from their existing K through grade 5 and expand enrollment from 300 to 450 students)
     

June 2019

During its June 3-4, 2019 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one BOR merger revision, two Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education (BPS-BOE) charter renewals and one NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) charter renewal.  The Board of Regents also voted to return one proposed revision to the NYCDOE, and to return two proposed renewal charters to the SUNY Board of Trustees for reconsideration.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2019/2019-06/p-12-education.

Charter Merger (Authorizer Change from the Board of Regents to the SUNY Board of Trustees)

  • Capital Prep Charter Schools NY (effective July 1, 2019)

 Charter Renewals (Authorized by the BPS-BOE)

  • Enterprise Charter School (short-term, two-year renewal)
  • Westminster Community Charter School (short-term, two-year renewal)

Charter Renewal (Authorized by NYCDOE)

  • Brooklyn Charter School (short-term, three-year renewal)

Charter Revision (Authorized by NYCDOE)

  • Ember Charter School for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation (sent back to authorizer with comments for reconsideration)

Proposed Charter Renewals (Authorized by the SUNY Board of Trustees)

  • Success Academy Charter School – Bed Stuy 1 and Success Academy Charter School – Upper West (sent back to authorizer with comments for reconsideration)
     

July 2019

During its July 15-16, 2019 meeting, the Board of Regents approved two BOR merger revisions.  The items acted on by the Full Board are available at:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2019/2019-07/p-12-education.

Charter Mergers (Authorizer Change from the Board of Regents to the SUNY Board of Trustees)

  • KIPP NYC Public Charter Schools (effective July 1, 2019)
  • Democracy Prep New York Charter Schools (effective July 1, 2019)
     

August 2019

The Board of Regents did not meet this month.
 

September 2019

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its September 9-10, 2019 meeting.
 

October 2019

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its October 7-8, 2019 meeting.
 

November 2019

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its November 4-5, 2019 meeting.
 

December 2019

During its December 9-10, 2019 meeting, the Board of Regents approved two BOR initial charters.  The item presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2019/2019-12/p-12-education.

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School II
  • Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School
Actions Taken by the Board of Regents - 2018

January 2018

During its January 22-23, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved four charter renewals and one charter revision.  The items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available here.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Charter School of Educational Excellence (Five-Year Renewal)
  • Great Oaks Charter School (Four-Year Renewal)
  • Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (Four-Year Renewal and Enrollment Expansion)
  • Utica Academy of Science Charter School (Five-Year Renewal and Enrollment Expansion)

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Charter School of Educational Excellence (Increase in Maximum Enrollment)

February 2018

During its February 12-13, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, three NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewals, and three NYCDOE charter revisions.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available here.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Hyde Leadership Charter School - Brooklyn (Five-Year Renewal and a Middle School Expansion)
  • South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts (Five-Year Renewal and a Middle School Expansion)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • New Heights Academy Charter school
  • New York French American Charter School

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys (Three-Year Renewal)
  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls (Three-Year Renewal)
  • New American Academy Charter School (Two-Year Renewal with a Corrective Action Plan for Academics and Governance)

March 2018

During its March 12, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved six Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, five BoR charter revisions, eight New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewals, and one NYCDOE charter revision.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available here.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School, The Shirley Rodriguez-Remeneski School (Three-Year Renewal)
  • Equality Charter School (Two-Year Renewal)
  • Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School (Three-Year Renewal)
  • Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation (Three-Year Renewal)
  • St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School (Three-Year Renewal)
  • The Equity Project Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • VOICE Charter School of New York (Five-Year Renewal)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Growing Up Green Charter School (Enrollment Revision)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (Four-Year Renewal)
  • John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • KIPP Always Mentally Prepared (AMP) Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • KIPP S.T.A.R. College Preparatory Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Academy Charter High School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Five-Year Renewal and Enrollment Revision)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brooklyn Lab Charter High School (Enrollment Revision)
  • Brooklyn Lab Charter School (Revisions to Enrollment and School Name)
  • Riverhead Charter School (Enrollment Revision)
  • Urban Dove Charter School (Enrollment Revision)
  • Young Women's College Preparatory Charter School of Rochester (Enrollment Revision)

April 2018

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its April 9-10, 2018 meeting.

May 2018

During its May 7-8, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, one BOR charter revision, one BOR merger revision, and one charter school transfer.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available here.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the BOR)

  • New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science III (Full-Term, Five-Year Renewal with a Revision to Decrease Maximum Authorized Enrollment)
  • New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III (Full-Term, Five-Year Renewal with a Revision to Decrease Maximum Authorized Enrollment)
  • South Bronx Classical Charter School II (Full-Term, Five-Year Renewal with a Grade Level and Enrollment Expansion Revision)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the BOR)

  • Mott Hall Charter School

Charter Merger (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • South Bronx Classical Charter School IV and Classical Charter Schools, with Classical Charter Schools as the surviving education corporation

Charter Transfer

  • Williamsburg Charter High School authorizer transfer from NYCDOE to BOR

June 2018

During its June 11-12, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved six Board of Regents (BOR) initial charters, one BOR charter revision, and one NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewal. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available here.

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Bold Charter School
  • Bridge Preparatory Charter School
  • Creo College Preparatory Charter School
  • Ivy Hill Preparatory Charter School
  • New Dawn Charter High School II
  • Richmond Preparatory Charter School

Charter Revision (Authorized by the BOR)

  • Charter School of Educational Excellence

Charter Renewal (Authorized by the BOR)

  • Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School (Full-Term, Five-Year Renewal)

July 2018

No item pertaining to charter schools was presented to the Board of Regents during its July 16-17, 2018 meeting. However, there was a discussion about the Charter School Performance Framework, which is available here.

August 2018

The Board of Regents did not meet this month.

September 2018

During its September 17-18, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved two charter revisions and endorsed the Charter School Performance Framework. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meeting-archives/2018-09.

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys
  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls

Charter School Performance Framework (For Schools Authorized by the Board of Regents)

October 2018

During its October 15-16, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one charter revision. The item presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meeting-archives/2018-10.

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • KIPP S.T.A.R. College Prep Charter School (revision to enrollment)

November 2018

During its November 5-6, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved seven Board of Regents initial charters.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2018/2018-11/p-12-education.

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Academy of Health Sciences Charter School
  • AECI II:  NYC Charter High School for Computer Engineering and Innovation
  • Bronx Arts and Science Charter School
  • Brooklyn RISE Charter School
  • Education Unlimited Lyceum Charter School
  • LEEP Dual Language Academy Charter School
  • Staten Island Hebrew Public Charter School

To view the full items acted on by the Board of Regents, visit the Board of Regents website.

December 2018

During its November 10-11, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one Board of Regents initial charter.  The item presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available here.

Initial Charter (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Hellenic Classical Charter School
Actions Taken by the Board of Regents - 2017

January 2017

During its January 9-10, 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents approved four charter renewals.  The item presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2017/2017-01/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Global Community Charter School (2 Year Renewal)
  • Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School (2 Year Renewal)
  • Mott Hall Charter School (2 Year Renewal)
  • Young Women’s College Preparatory Charter School of Rochester (2 Year Renewal)

Young Women's College Preparatory Charter School of Rochester's charter was also revised to add a culminating Grade 12 and an additional 75 students to the school’s chartered enrollment.

February 2017

The Board of Regents meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather.

March 2017

During its March 13, 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents approved 13 charter renewals, 2 charter revisions, 1 merger, and 1 nonrenewal for charter schools authorized by the Board of Regents. The Board also approved three charter renewals and three charter revisions for charter schools authorized by the New York City Department of Education.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2017/2017-03/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • Evergreen Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • KIPP NYC Washington Heights Academy Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem (5 Year Renewal)
  • New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II (5 Year Renewal)
  • Northside Charter High School (5 Year Renewal)
  • Riverhead Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • Rochester Academy Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • Health Sciences Charter School (3 Year Renewal)
  • New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities II (3 Year Renewal)
  • Southside Academy Charter School (3 Year Renewal)
  • Urban Choice Charter School (3 Year Renewal)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYC Department of Education)

  • Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • Teaching Firms of America Professional Preparatory Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • New Heights Academy Charter School (3 Year Renewal)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • American Dream Charter School
  • South Bronx Classical Charter School

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the NYC Department of Education)

  • Brooklyn Scholars Charter School
  • Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School
  • VOICE Charter School of New York

Charter Merger (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools

Charter Non-Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School

April 2017

During its April 3-4, 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents approved four New York City Department of Education charter renewals, one Board of Regents charter revision, two Board of Regents mergers and two New York City Department of Education mergers.  The Board of Regents also voted to return ten proposed renewal charters to the SUNY Board of Trustees for reconsideration. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2017/2017-04/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYC Department of Education)

  • Growing Up Green Charter School (5 Year Renewal and Revision)
  • New York French-American Charter School (5 Year Renewal)
  • Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek (3 Year Renewal and Revision)
  • Summit Academy Charter School (2 Year Renewal and Revision)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Bronx Charter School for the Arts

Charter Merger (Authorizer Change from NYC Department of Education to the Board of Regents)

  • Integration Charter Schools (effective July 1, 2017)

Charter Merger (Authorizer Change from the Board of Regents to the SUNY Board of Trustees)

  • Brilla College Preparatory Charter Schools (effective July 1, 2017)
  • Elmwood Village Charter Schools (effective July 1, 2017)

Charter Merger (Authorizer Change from NYC Department of Education to the SUNY Board of Trustees)

  • NYC Autism Charter Schools (effective July 1, 2017)
  • Democracy Prep New York Charter Schools (effective July 1, 2017)

Proposed Charter Renewals (Authorized by the SUNY Board of Trustees)

  • Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 1
  • Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 2
  • Success Academy Charter School – Crown Heights
  • Success Academy Charter School – Fort Green
  • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 2
  • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 3
  • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 4
  • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 5
  • Success Academy Charter School – Prospect Heights
  • Success Academy Charter School – Union Square

The Board of Regents voted to return the proposed renewal charters to the SUNY Board of Trustees for reconsideration, with comment and recommendation.

May 2017

During its May 8-9, 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one charter renewal.  The item presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2017/2017-05/p-12-education.

Charter Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • New Dawn Charter High School (5 Year Renewal)

June 2017

During its June 12-13, 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three initial charters, one charter renewal, one charter revision and one merger.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2017/2017-06/p-12-education.

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Emblaze Academy Charter School
  • Key Collegiate Charter School
  • The Renaissance Charter School 2

Charter Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Urban Dove Team Charter High School (5 Year Renewal)

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School

Charter Merger (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Science Academies of New York Charter Schools (effective July 1, 2017)

July 2017

During its July 17-18, 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents voted to return nine proposed renewal charters to the SUNY Board of Trustees for reconsideration. The item presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2017/2017-07/p-12-education.

Proposed Charter Renewals (Authorized by the SUNY Board of Trustees)

  • Bronx Charter School for Better Learning
  • Success Academy Charter School – Bensonhurst
  • Success Academy Charter School – Bergen Beach
  • Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 3
  • Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 4
  • Success Academy Charter School – Hell’s Kitchen
  • Success Academy Charter School – Rosedale
  • Success Academy Charter School – Springfield Gardens
  • Success Academy Charter School – Washington Heights

August 2017

The Board of Regents did not meet this month.

September 2017

No item pertaining to charter schools was presented to the Board of Regents during its September 11-12, 2017 meeting.

October 2017

No item pertaining to charter schools was presented to the Board of Regents during its October 16-17, 2017 meeting. However, there was a discussion about the Charter School Performance Framework, which is available here.

November 2017

During its November 13-14, 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one revision and five initial charters and discussed the Charter School Performance Framework. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2017/2017-11/p-12-education.

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School (increasing enrollment)

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • KIPP Freedom Charter School
  • Lois and Richard Nicotra Early College Charter School
  • Neighborhood Charter School: Bronx
  • Stradford Preparatory Charter School for Boys
  • Urban Dove Team Charter School II

December 2017

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its December 11-12, 2017 meeting.

Actions Taken by the Board of Regents - 2016

February 2016

During its February 22-23, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one charter revision, one initial charter and a merger. The items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/report/feb-2016/p-12-education.

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • West Buffalo Charter School
  • Mott Hall Charter School
  • Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School
  • Western New York Maritime Charter School
  • Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School

Charter Revisions (Authorized by NYCDOE):

  • DREAM Charter School
  • The Equity Project Charter School
  • Mott Haven Academy Charter School
  • John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School

 

Charter Mergers (Authorized by NYCDOE):

  • Achievement First Brooklyn Charter Schools
  • Uncommon New York City Charter Schools

March 2016

During its March 21-22, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved ten charter revisions, eight renewals and a merger. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2016/2016-03/p-12-education.

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Charter High School for Law and Social Justice
  • Evergreen Charter School
  • Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem
  • Urban Dove Team Charter School

Charter Merger (NYCDOE to SUNY):

  • Ascend Charter Schools

Charter Renewals (Authorized by NYCDOE):

  • Brooklyn Scholars Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2021)
  • John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2021)
  • New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • Bronx Lighthouse Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • Brooklyn Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • Future Leaders Institute Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • Imagine Me Leadership Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  • Bronx Community Charter School
  • Community Roots Charter School
  • Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy II Charter School
  • Hyde Leadership Charter School
  • PAVE Academy Charter School
  • Renaissance Charter School

April 2016

During its April 18-19, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved five charter renewals, two charter revisions, three mergers and two dissolutions. The items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2016/2016-04/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Niagara Charter School (5 year renewal)
  • Aloma D. Johnson Charter School (3 year renewal)
  • Amani Public Charter School (3 year renewal)
  • Discovery Charter School (3 year renewal)

Charter Renewal (Authorized by BOE of Buffalo):

  • Enterprise Charter School (3 year renewal)

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • School in the Square Public Charter School

Charter Revision (Authorized by NYCDOE):

  • Teaching Firms of America Professional Preparatory Charter School

Charter Merger (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Brighter Choice Elementary Charter Schools

Charter Mergers (NYCDOE to SUNY):

  • Manhattan Charter Schools

Charter Mergers (NYCDOE to Board of Regents)

  • Classical Charter Schools

Charter Dissolution (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Pinnacle Charter School

Charter Dissolution (Authorized by NYCDOE):

  • Ross Global Academy Charter School

May 2016

During its May 16-17, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved five charter renewals and two charter revisions. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2016/2016-05/p-12-education.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Global Concepts Charter School (5 year renewal)
  • Harriet Tubman Charter School (5 year renewal)
  • La Cima Charter School (5 year renewal)
  • Bronx Charter School for Children (3 year renewal with corrective action)
  • New York City Montessori Charter School (3 year renewal with corrective action)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Young Women’s Collegiate Preparatory Charter School of Rochester
  • Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School

June 2016

During its June 13-14, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three initial charter applications. The item presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2016/2016-06/p-12-education.

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • REACH Academy Charter School (Buffalo)
  • Brooklyn Laboratory Charter High School (NYC CSD 13)
  • WHIN Music Community Charter School (NYC CSD 6)

July 2016

During its July 11, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one charter renewal and one charter revision. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2016/2016-07/p-12-education.

Charter Renewal (Authorized by BOE of Buffalo):

  • Westminster Community Charter School (3 year renewal)

Charter Revision (Authorized by NYCDOE):

  • Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School (Enrollment increase from 700 to 800 students)

August 2016

The Board of Regents did not meet.

September 2016

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its September 12-13, 2016 meeting.

October 2016

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its October 17-18, 2016 meeting.

November 2016

During its November 14-15, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three initial charters.  The item presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2016/2016-11/p-12-education.

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Hebrew Language Academy Charter School 2
  • South Bronx Classical Charter School IV
  • Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School

December 2016

During its December 12-13, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one initial charter.  The item presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2016/2016-12/p-12-education.

Initial Charter (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • OnTECH Charter High School
Actions Taken By The Board of Regents - 2015

January 2015

At the January 13, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents acted on one charter school conversion. The Board of Regents item presented to the P-12 Committee can be found at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/report/jan-2015/p-12-education

Proposed Charter School Conversion (Board of Regents):

  • Tuxedo UFSD Charter School Conversion - clarification needed
     

February 2015

At the February 10, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents acted on ten renewals and six revisions. The Board of Regents items presented to the P-12 Committee can be found at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meeting-archives/2015-02

Proposed Charter Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Bronx Charter School for the Arts (charter term through June 30, 2020)
  • Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School (charter term through  June 30, 2020)
  • West Buffalo Charter School  (charter term through June 30, 2020)
  • Western New York Maritime Charter School  (charter term through June 30, 2020)

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  • Brooklyn Ascend Charter School
  • Brownsville Ascend Charter School
  • Explore Charter School and Explore Empower Charter School
  • Future Leaders Institute Charter School
  • Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter School
  • St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School

Proposed Charter Renewal (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  • Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2018)
  • Achievement First East New York Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek (charter term through June 30, 2017)
  • Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy II Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • New Heights Academy Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2017)
  • Staten Island Community Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2016)
     

March 2015

At the March 17, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents acted on ten renewals and one revision. The Board of Regents items presented to the P-12 Committee can be found at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meeting-archives/2015-03

Proposed Charter Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Brighter Choice Elementary Charter School for Boys (charter term through June 30, 2018)
  • Brighter Choice Elementary Charter School for Girls (charter term through June 30, 2018)
  • Charter School for Applied Technologies (charter term through June 30, 2020)
  • Southside Charter School  (charter term through June 30, 2017)

Proposed Charter Renewal (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  • Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • KIPP Infinity Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)
  • KIPP AMP Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2018)
  • Teaching Firms of America – Professional Preparatory Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2017)
  • Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2015)
  • Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2020)

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School
     

April 2015

At the April 14, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents acted on one dissolution, four charter renewals and four charter revisions. The Board of Regents items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board can be found at

http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meeting-archives/2015-04

Dissolution of a Charter (Authorized by SUNY):

  • Ark Community Charter School

Proposed Charter Renewal (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  • KIPP Academy Charter School (charter term through June 2019)
  • Manhattan Charter School (charter term through June 2019)
  • Mott Haven Academy Charter School (charter term through June 2020)

Proposed Charter Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Elmwood Village Charter School  (charter term through June 2020)

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Collegiate Academy for Mathematics and Personal Awareness (CAMPA)
  • New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science IV
  • New Visions Charter High School for Humanities IV
  • Great Oaks Charter School
     

May 2015

At the May 19, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents approved five charter renewals and one charter revision. The Board of Regents items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board can be found at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meeting-archives/2015-05

Proposed Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  • Bronx Community Charter School (with approved grade expansion to serve grades six through eight and increase the authorized maximum enrollment to 675 students during the next charter term)
  • Democracy Prep Charter School
  • Hyde Leadership Charter School
  • South Bronx Classical Charter School (with approved increase in authorized enrollment to 410 contingent on backfilling through grade 2)

Proposed Charter Renewal (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Genesee Community Charter School

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Charter High School for Law and Social Justice
     

June 2015

At the June 15-16, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents approved five charter renewals and one charter revision. The Board of Regents items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board can be found at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/report/jun-2015/p-12-education

Proposed Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  • Achievement First Endeavor Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2020)
  • Community Roots Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2020)
  • International Leadership Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2020)
  • New York Center for Autism Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2020)
  • Renaissance Charter School (charter term through June 30, 2019)

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  • Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School (name change)
  • PAVE Academy Charter School (now contracting with a CMO)
     

September 2015

At the September 16-17, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents approved two charter revisions and conditionally approved two charter revisions. The Board of Regents items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board can be found at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/report/sep-2015/p-12-education

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the NYCDOE):

  •  Democracy Preparatory Charter School (Pathways program)
  •  Democracy Prep Charter School Harlem (Pathways program)

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School (Pathways program)

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by SUNY):

  • Storefront Academy Charter School (Legal name has not changed. They may conduct business under the name Storefront Academy Charter School South Bronx.)
     

October 2015

At the October 26-27, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one charter revision. The Board of Regents item presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board can be found at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/report/oct-2015/p-12-education.

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Compass Charter School (Decrease in approved maximum enrollment from 396 to 300 which will accommodate the school’s co-location space.)
     

November 2015

At the November 16-17, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents acted on three proposed initial charters. The Board of Regents item presented to the P-12 Committee can be found at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/report/nov-2015/p-12-education

Proposed Initial Charters (All Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • School in the Square Public Charter School (proposed to locate in NYC CSD 9 or 10)
  • South Bronx Community Charter High School (proposed to locate in NYC CSD 7)
  • Exploration Elementary Charter School for Science and Technology (proposed to locate in the Rochester City School District)
     

December 2015

At the December 14-15, 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one charter revision, one initial charter and a merger. The Board of Regents items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board can be found at: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2015/2015-12/p-12-education.

Proposed Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (Contract for comprehensive management services commencing in the 2015-16 school year.)

Proposed Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents):

  • Growing Up Green Charter School II

Proposed Merger (Authorized by the Board of Regents and NYCDOE):

  • KIPP Infinity Charter School and KIPP Always Mentally Prepared Charter School (both authorized by the NYCDOE) into KIPP NYC Public Charter Schools (an Education Corporation authorized by the Board of Regents to operate KIPP S.T.A.R. College Prep Charter School and KIPP NYC Washington Heights Academy Charter School)