Charter School Office

Starting a Charter School - 2020

2020 Round 1
Full Applications
To Establish New Charter Schools

In response to the 2020 Request for Proposals issued in January, the Charter School Office received 7 full applications to establish new charter schools authorized by the Board of Regents.

  • Citizenship and Science Academy of Rochester Charter School PDF
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Rochester CSD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-6/525
    • Proposed Board Chair: Dr. Fehmi Damkaci
    • Public Contact Person: Dr. Tolga Hayali
    • Public Contact Phone: 315-671-5470
    • Public Contact E-mail: hayali@sany.org
  • CNY STEAM Academy Chater School PDF
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Syracuse CSD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-8/675
    • Proposed Board Chair: Shanelle Benson-Reid
    • Public Contact Person: Drake Harrison
    • Public Contact Phone: 315-679-2687
    • Public Contact E-mail: harrisondrake421@gmail.com
  • Ellington Preparatory Academy Charter School PDF
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Buffalo Public Schools
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 9-12/400
    • Proposed Board Chair: Dr. Eddie L. Hoover
    • Public Contact Person: Kristine Douglas
    • Public Contact Phone: 716-771-0856
    • Public Contact E-mail: ellingtonprep1@gmail.com
  • Innova Girls Academy Charter School PDF
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Rochester CSD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 4-8/260
    • Proposed Board Chair: Jonathn Nwagbaraocha
    • Public Contact Person: Lindsay Swanson
    • Public Contact Phone: 585-410-0147
    • Public Contact E-mail: lswanson@bes.org
  • Learn4Life Buffalo Charter School PDF
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Buffalo Public Schools
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: 9-12
    • Proposed Board Chair: Tommy McClam
    • Public Contact Person: Cheri Shannon
    • Public Contact Phone: 816-695-5575
    • Public Contact E-mail: cshannon@llac.org
  • Rochester Excellence Academy Charter School PDF
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Rochester CSD
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-4/375
    • Proposed Board Chair: Laura Smith
    • Public Contact Person: Brittany Rumph
    • Public Contact Phone: 585-867-1034
    • Public Contact E-mail: brumph@bes.org
  • Royal Academy of Buffalo Charter School PDF
    • School District/NYC Community School District: Buffalo Public Schools
    • Grades/Students Served Over Initial Charter Term: K-5/450
    • Proposed Board Chair: Soner Tarim
    • Public Contact Person: Soner Tarim
    • Public Contact Phone: 832-641-5588
    • Public Contact E-mail: starim@royaltx.org
Last Updated: June 18, 2020