Charter School Office

Actions Taken by the Board of Regents - 2016

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 is 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

November 2016

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

October 2016

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

September 2016

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

August 2016

The Board of Regents did not meet.

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 is 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)

June 2016

During its June 13-14, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three initial charter applications. 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/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)


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 is 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

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 item presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board is 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

March 2016

During its March 21-22, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved ten charter revisions, eight renewals and a merger. 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/2016/2016-03/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

February 2016

During its February 22-23, 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one charter revision, one initial charter and a merger. The item presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the full board is 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

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Last Updated: July 25, 2017