10-26-2010 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #21


Title
2011 - 2012 Charter School Applications

Discussion

Brevard Public Schools received five (5) applications for charter schools to become operational in the 2011 - 2012 school year:

  • CEDAR Academy (K-2)
  • Mavericks High School (9-12)
  • Academy Dell'Arte (7-12)
  • Odyssey Space Coast Academy (K-8)
  • Odyssey Charter Academy for Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies (9-12)

In accordance to Section 1002.33(6), Florida Statutes, 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 on August 2, 2010.

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 Education (FLDOE) evaluation instrument, the Review Team met on August 13, 2010 to discuss the proposals.  In addition, the Review Team conducted interviews with four (4) of the five (5) applicants on August 25, 2010.  Additional meetings were conducted to ensure a thorough evaluation of each charter application.

Subsequent to interviewing the applicants, the District asked Academy Dell'Arte, Odyssey Charter Academy, and Odyssey Space Coast Academy to mutually agree to extend the charter application review process thirty (30) days to provide additional time to evaluate the applications. 

The Board unanimously voted to deny the approval of the Mavericks High School charter application on September 28, 2010. 

The recommendation to the Board is to approve the Academy Dell'Arte (7-12) charter application and to deny the approval of Odyssey Space Coast Academy (K-8) and Odyssey Charter Academy for Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies (9-12) charter applications.  This recommendation is based on a comprehensive review of the charter applications.  The evaluation documentation to support the recommendation will be provided to Board members prior to the October 26, 2010 Board meeting.



Recommendation

The recommendation is to approve the Dell'Arte (7-12) charter application and to deny the approval of the Odyssey Space Coast Academy (K-8) and the Odyssey Charter Academy for Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies (9-12) charter applications.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/12/2010
Consent after Information10/26/2010

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 L. Mace, Director of School Choice

Ext. 395




Attachment:  Charter Application Summary - Odyssey (9-12).pdf
Attachment:  Application Notes - Odyssey 9-12.pdf
Attachment:  Charter Application Summary - Dell'Arte (7-12).pdf
Attachment:  I AcademicDesign - Odyssey K-8.pdf
Attachment:  Application Notes - Odyssey K-8 ?.pdf
Attachment:  III. Business Plan - Facilities Secured 9-12.pdf
Attachment:  III. Business Plan - Academy Dell'Arte (7-12).pdf
Attachment:  I AcademicDesign Dell'Arte (7-12).pdf
Attachment:  II. Organizational Plan Academy Dell'Arte (7-12).pdf
Attachment:  II. Organizational Plan Odyssey K-8 1.pdf
Attachment:  Charter Application Summary - Odyssey (K-8).pdf
Attachment:  II. Organizational Plan Odyssey 9-12.pdf
Attachment:  III. Business Plan - Odyssey (K-8).pdf
Attachment:  I AcademicDesigny - Odyssey 9-12.pdf