Charter School Office

Starting a Charter School

2017 Round 2
Full Applications (Submitted and Under Review)
To Establish New Charter Schools

In response to the 2017 Request for Proposals issued in June, the Charter School Office received 18 full applications to establish new charter schools authorized by the Board of Regents.

  • Academy for Collegiate Excellence (ACE) CHS PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 8 (Bronx)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 9-12; 500
    • Proposed Board Chair: Priscilla Nzabanita-Askenas
    • Public Contact Person: Gregory Rodriquez
    • Public Contact Phone: 917-804-3857
    • Public Contact E-mail: grodriquez@acecharterhs.org
    • Website External Link
  • Bridge Preparatory CS for Creative Thinkers (The) PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 31 (Staten Island)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 1-5; 180
    • Proposed Board Chair: Rose Kerr
    • Public Contact Person: Timothy Castanza
    • Public Contact Phone: 646-331-4561
    • Public Contact E-mail: timothy.castanza@gmail.com
  • Buffalo Commons CS PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Buffalo City SD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-8; 450
    • Proposed Board Chair: Sheri Rodman
    • Public Contact Person: Daniel Brink-Washington
    • Public Contact Phone: 347-267-8910
    • Public Contact E-mail: info@buffalocommonscharter.org
    • Website External Link
  • Capital Preparatory Bronx CS PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 12 (Bronx)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 6-11; 598
    • Proposed Board Chair: Derek Ferguson
    • Public Contact Person: Joan Massey
    • Public Contact Phone: 860-983-7855
    • Public Contact E-mail: joan.massey@wearecapitalprep.org
    • Website External Link
  • CORE TECH CS PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 13 (Brooklyn)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: Overaged/Undercredited; 361
    • Proposed Board Chair: Sandra Dupree
    • Public Contact Person: Jack Brown
    • Public Contact Phone: 718-801-8050
    • Public Contact E-mail: jbrown@coresvcs.org
  • Ellington Preparatory Academy of Arts and Sciences CS PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Buffalo City SD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 9-12; 400
    • Proposed Board Chair: Dr. Eddie L. Hoover, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    • Public Contact Person: Kris Douglas
    • Public Contact Phone: 908-312-3570
    • Public Contact E-mail: ellingtonprep1@gmail.com
    • Website External Link
  • Granville Academy CS PDF - Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Mount Vernon City SD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 6-8; 300
    • Proposed Board Chair: Deborah Woods
    • Public Contact Person: Deborah Woods
    • Public Contact Phone: 914-297-8660
    • Public Contact E-mail:granvilleacademycharterschool@gmail.com
    • Website External Link
  • Growing Up Green CS III PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 27 (Queens)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-5; 312
    • Proposed Board Chair: Jeff Mueller
    • Public Contact Person: Matthew Greenberg
    • Public Contact Phone: 212-491-2872
    • Public Contact E-mail:greenberg@gugcs.org
    • Website External Link
  • HI-TECH Healthcare CS PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 8 (Bronx)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 6-11; 425
    • Proposed Board Chair: Emmanuel Okpala
    • Public Contact Person: Dr. Francis Onukwue
    • Public Contact Phone: 314-922-7139
    • Public Contact E-mail: fonukwue12@aol.com
  • KIPP Freedom Bronx CS PDF - Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 7, 10 or 11 (Bronx)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 6-12; 877
    • Proposed Board Chair: Rafael Mayer
    • Public Contact Person: Vicki Zubovic
    • Public Contact Phone: 212-991-2610
    • Public Contact E-mail: vzubovic@kippnyc.org
    • Website External Link
  • Lois & Richard Nicotra Early College CS PDF - Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 31 (Staten Island)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 8-12; 403
    • Proposed Board Chair: Jonathan Lipschitz
    • Public Contact Person: Mary Cottingham
    • Public Contact Phone: 347-855-2238
    • Public Contact E-mail: mcottingham@lavelleprep.org
    • Website External Link
  • Neighborhood CS Bronx PDF - Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 7 (Bronx)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-5; 410
    • Proposed Board Chair: Patricia Soussloff
    • Public Contact Person: Brett Gallini
    • Public Contact Phone: 646-701-7117
    • Public Contact E-mail: bgallini@ncsharlem.org
    • Website External Link
  • New Learning Paradigm CS PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Buffalo City SD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-8; 360
    • Proposed Board Chair: Dr. Cynthia McQueen
    • Public Contact Person: Lori Singletary
    • Public Contact Phone: 716-479-1518
    • Public Contact E-mail: loridx@yahoo.com
    • Website External Link
  • Sofara International CS PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 4 or 5 (Manhattan)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-6; 350
    • Proposed Board Chair: Kevin G. Wells, Esq.
    • Public Contact Person: Bob McCullough, Jr.
    • Public Contact Phone: 646-644-0300
    • Public Contact E-mail: info@sofarainternational.org
    • Website External Link
  • Staten Island Green CS for Research and Technology (The) PDF - Not Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 31 (Staten Island)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-5; 360
    • Proposed Board Chair: David D'Albero
    • Public Contact Person: Dr. Carole B. Reiss
    • Public Contact Phone: 718-608-5232
    • Public Contact E-mail: creiss1952@gmail.com
    • Website External Link
  • Stradford Preparatory CS for Boys PDF - Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 9 (Bronx)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 5-8; 512
    • Proposed Board Chair: Keith Howard
    • Public Contact Person: Dominique Nute
    • Public Contact Phone: 917-539-3154
    • Public Contact E-mail: dnute22@gmail.com
    • Website External Link
  • Truxton Academy CS PDF - Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Homer CSD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-6; 140
    • Proposed Board Chair: Lucinda Denkenberger
    • Public Contact Person: Patricia Dawson
    • Public Contact Phone: 607-745-5482
    • Public Contact E-mail: patty.henry.6@gmail.com
    • Website External Link
  • Urban Dove Team CS II PDF - Advanced
    • School District/NYC Community School District: CSD 12, 7 (Bronx) or 4 (Manhattan)
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: Overaged/Undercredited; 305
    • Proposed Board Chair: Michael Grandis
    • Public Contact Person: Jai Nanda
    • Public Contact Phone: 212-244-2131
    • Public Contact E-mail: jnanda@urbandove.org
    • Website External Link

 

Last Updated: November 17, 2017