Charter life cycle
Helping you through every stage of the process!
Help in every stage
From new school applications, ongoing oversight, to renewal, Epicenter can streamline and increase your teams efficiencies and lead to better performance throughout the entire charter lifecycle.
Our experienced experts at Epicenter and the National Charter Schools Institute can help with every stage of this process! Our guiding expertise, tools and systems support can assist with the application and decision making process to open or expand quality charter schools, to properly launching new school start-ups, to ongoing monitoring and oversight, to interventions and corrective action planning, to renewal if data supports it or to closure if it doesn’t.
Applications made easy
Every school starts at the same stage... the charter application. With Epicenter you can now have a complete web-based solution to make the process seamless. Applicants can easily submit their application with evidence, reviewers can focus on the entire application or specific sections, then, finish strong by getting a report summarizing the quality of the application that leads to an effective decision. Collaborative, convenient, and simple.
Streamlined performance & operations
Once a school is operating, you can leverage Epicenter's effective workflow to give clear roles and responsibilities, streamline requirements of documents and data, and track and communicate performance.
With our Scorecard, authorizers have real-time information regarding the performance of each of their schools. And schools know exactly where they stand and can correct issues as they arise. With visual dashboards that make frameworks come alive, authorizers and schools will be on the same page.
Effective site visits
We know the evaluation and feedback process for schools goes beyond data and documents. Epicenter's Site Visits feature allows you to see the action for yourself, without missing a beat. Go on site, evaluate, and share your results instantly with a guided online evaluation tool. This can help inform decision-making as well as provide valuable information to the school.
Grand Valley State University CSO
“Epicenter’s Advanced Application feature has streamlined our process on the frontend, so it’s easier to know what we need to collect and how to collect it. It’s also leading to more robust discussions at our renewal visits. We’re not chasing down extra paperwork or information because everything we need has already been uploaded right into the system.”
“Our schools have really liked the narrative feature—being able to type straight into the system to explain the attachments. It’s made the process much easier for them and it’s a timesaver for all of us—schools and authorizers. We’re really happy with it.”