Our vision is to strengthen and transform the charter school landscape to generate more high-quality options for children. We believe deeply in our mission to provide foundational leadership, governance, and operational skills and tools to ignite continuous systemic improvement in schools.
Starting, leading, and overseeing a charter school is complex. We believe leaders know their organizational contexts and needs the best. We come alongside and partner with you to support, grow, and develop operational and governing systems. Our technology platforms were designed to optimally support high-functioning systems implementation.
Learn By Doing
We also believe a peer community of practice is an important element in building quality educational options for Minnesota kids. From Peer Learning Communities to our monthly Board Chats, we invite you to join us to learn from local experts and your peers.
Skills - Planting Seeds for Success
We provide the skills necessary for your charter school to flourish whether training on-site or via our webinar training platform. Watch for our monthly Board Chats to join your Minnesota peers for open Q&A about issues that matter to you.
Includes the state-mandated training for Minnesota Charter Boards.
Solutions - To Help You Grow
Our solutions-oriented board management software provides a one sign-in experience that manages all board functions.
From board document management, calendaring, state-mandated training, and over 250 policy samples, process templates, and articles to help guide your board.
Support - To Ensure Strong Development
The most effective modality to accelerate your leadership development is personalized, one-on-one coaching. Our assessments provide a comprehensive, in-depth study of your governing structure. Together we implement a roadmap for optimizing systems to improve organizational oversight, board performance and engagement.
From Our Founder
– Beth Finch
Schools We Work With
- Global Academy
- Aurora Charter School
- Cyber Village Academy
- Friendship Academy of the Arts
- Gateway STEM Academy
- Glacial Academy
- Hennepin Schools
- Hiawatha Academies
- LoveWorks Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
- New Millennium Academy
- Minnesota Wildflower Montessori Schools
- Northeast College Prep
- Prodeo Academy
- Swan River Montessori Charter School
- Vermilion Country School
Our News + Announcements
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Article from The 74 by Beth Hawkins A high-profile school desegregation case may finally be going to trial after a Minneapolis judge refused to declare the simple existence of racially imbalanced schools a violation of the Minnesota Constitution’s education clause. In...
Many believe the Cruz-Guzman case will impact parent choice and the ability to choose a culturally-affirming school. This case has been an ongoing battle since November 2015 and rests on the Cruz-Guzman Plaintiffs’ pending dispositive motion on their claim that the...
This commentary was first published on July 13, 2020, in the Star Tribune. Understanding the significance of this proposal is important for Minnesota schools. Neel Kashkari is president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Alan Page is a retired Minnesota...
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