10-27-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24

2016-2017 Charter Application Recommendation for Approval


Brevard Public Schools received three (3) applications for charter schools to become operational in the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Premier Innovations Career and Technical Education Center (9-12)
  • Legacy Academy Charter (K-6)
  • Odyssey Space Coast Academy (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 (60) days after the application was received by the Office of School Choice.  Two of the charter applicants, Legacy and Space Coast, granted the district a thirty (30) day extension to conduct a “quality” charter application review.

Copies of the charter application 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 September 9, 2015 to discuss the proposals.  In addition, the Review Team conducted an interview with Legacy on September 16, 2015.  Finally, both applications were again discussed by the team on September 15, 2015.

Premier Innovations Career and Technical Education Center application was denied on September 22, 2015.

A summary of the recommendations as well as the supporting documents will be provided to the Board Members prior to the October 13, 2015 Board Meeting.


Recommend the approval of the charter application for:

  • Legacy Academy Charter
  • Odyssey Space Coast Academy (with the caveat that the school will change its name to limit the confusion with an existing BPS School named Space Coast and their own Odyssey Charter School)

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/13/2015
Consent after Information10/27/2015

Authority for Action
Florida Statute 1002.33

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

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

Cost Center


Stephanie Archer   EXT. 395


Attachment:  Charter Application Summary for Odyssey Space Coast 2016-2017.pdf
Attachment:  OdysseySpaceCoastAppEvaluation.pdf
Attachment:  Charter Application Summary for Legacy 2016-2017.pdf
Attachment:  LegacyAcademy - Evaluation.pdf