10-25-2011 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #21


Title
2012-2013 Charter Applications Recommended for Denial of Approval

Discussion

Brevard Public Schools received eleven (11) applications for charter schools to become operational in the 2012-2013 school year:

  • CEDAR Academy (K-2)
  • Emma Jewel Charter Academy (K-8)
  • Florida High School for Accelerated Learning Brevard County (9-12)
  • Florida Virtual Academy (K-12)
  • Legacy Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (K-8)
  • Pineapple Cove Academy (K-8)
  • Odyssey Charter High School for Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies  (9-12)
  • Odyssey Space Coast Academy (K-8)
  • Somerset Academy Palm Bay (K-8)
  • Somerset Academy Palm Bay High (9-12)
  • Viera Charter School (K-8)

In accordance to Section 1002.33(6), F.S., a sponsor shall by majority vote approve or deny an application no later than sixty (60) days after the application was received by the Office of School Choice.  All eleven (11) charter applicants granted the District a thirty (30) day extension to conduct a "quality" charter application review.

Copies of the charter applications were distributed to the Charter Application Review Team for evaluation.  After completing a thorough review of each charter application, utilizing the Florida Department of Eduction (FLDOE) evaluation instrument, the Review Team met on September 14, 2011 to discuss the proposals.  In addition, the Review Team conducted interviews with three (3) of the applicants on September 22, 2011.

Pineapple Cove and Legacy Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math withdrew their charter applications.

A summary of the recommendations as well as the supporting documentation will be provided to Board Members prior to the October 11, 2011 Board meeting.



Recommendation

Recommend to deny the approval of the following charter applications:

  • Florida High School for Accelerated Learning Brevard County
  • Florida Virtual Academy at Brevard
  • Odyssey Charter High School for Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies
  • Odyssey  Space Coast Academy
  • Somerset Academy Palm Bay
  • Somerset Academy Palm Bay High


Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/11/2011
Consent after Information10/25/2011

Authority for Action
Florida Statutes 1002.33

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Vicki Mace, Director, School Choice, Ext. 395




Attachment:  2012-13 Charter Application Summary Florida ALS.pdf
Attachment:  2012-13 Charter Application Summary Florida Odyssey Space Coast Academy MODIFIED 10-23-11.pdf
Attachment:  II. 2012-2013 Organizational Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay 9-26-11.pdf
Attachment:  II. 2012-13 (K-8) Organizational Plan Odyssey Space Coast Academey MODIFIED 10-23-11.pdf
Attachment:  2012-13 Charter Application Summary Odyssey High.pdf
Attachment:  III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan Florida Virtual Academy.pdf
Attachment:  2012-13 Charter Application Summary Florida Virtual.pdf
Attachment:  II. 2012-13 Organizational Plan Florida Virtual.pdf
Attachment:  III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan ALS.pdf
Attachment:  I 2012-13 (K-8) Academic Design Odyssey Space Coast Academy MODIFIED 10-23-11.pdf
Attachment:  Odyssey Space Coast Academy Comments Repeated from 2011-2012.pdf
Attachment:  Odyssey Space Coast Academy Description of Repeated Concerns.pdf
Attachment:  II. 2012-13 (K-8) Organizational Plan ALS.pdf
Attachment:  III. 2012-13 Business Plan Odyssey High 9-8-11.pdf
Attachment:  2012-13 Somerset Academy Palm Bay Charter Application Summary - .pdf
Attachment:  2012-13 Charter Application Summary Somerset High.pdf
Attachment:  III. 2012-13 (K-8) Business Plan Odyssey Space Coast Academy MODIFIED 10-23-11.pdf
Attachment:  I AcademicDesign 2012-13 Florida Virtual Academy.pdf
Attachment:  II. 2012-2013 Organizational Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay High 9-26-11.pdf
Attachment:  I. Academic Design ALS 10-6-11.pdf
Attachment:  2012-2013 I AcademicDesign Somerset Academy - Palm Bay 9-25-11.pdf
Attachment:  2012-2013 I Academic Design Somerset Academy1 - Palm Bay High 10-11-11.pdf
Attachment:  I AcademicDesign Oyssey High.pdf
Attachment:  II. 2012-13 Organizational Plan Odyssey High 9-8-11.pdf
Attachment:  2012-2013 III. Business Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay.pdf
Attachment:  2012-2013 III. Business Plan Somerset Academy - Palm Bay High.pdf