All charter schools in their first year of operation will undergo a First Year Review, pursuant to A.R.S §15-182(E)(1) and A.A.C. R7-5-505. Board staff will conduct a review to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, Arizona Administrative Code, and the charter contract, and meet with charter and school leadership to discuss and confirm alignment with the program of instruction as approved in the application or amendment process. The ASBCS First Year Review Guide has been created to help charter and school leadership prepare for this review.
Second-Year Interval Reviews
For charters created through the New Charter Application process, charter operators in their second year of operation will undergo a Second Year Review, pursuant to A.R.S §15-182(E)(1) and A.A.C. R7-5-501(B) and A.A.C. R7-5-502. Board staff will conduct a review to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, Arizona Administrative Code, and the charter contract. Additionally, Board staff will collect documentation from the charter holder to demonstrate implementation of the school’s program of instruction and Academic Systems Plan, as approved in the New Charter Application. The ASBCS Second Year Review Guide has been created to help charter and school leadership prepare for this review.
Five-Year Interval Reviews
A.R.S §15-183(I)(3) requires a charter school sponser to review a charter at five-year intervals using a performance framework adopted by the sponsor. At five-year intervals throughout the term of the charter, a charter holder will be notified of the review, as well as the submission requirements determined based upon the charter holder's performance in relation to the performance framework adopted by the Board. As part of the Five-Year Interval Review, Board staff will conduct an Academic Systems Review (ASR), including a review of compliance, for each of the schools operated by the charter holder.
The ASR is an on-site visit to gather evidence regarding the school's implementation in providing a comprehensive program of instruction and designing a method to measure pupil progress toward pupil outcomes, as required in the charter contract. An ASR on-site visit is an unannounced visit. A minimum of two weeks prior to a school's site visit, the charter holder will be notified of a 14 day window in which the visit will occur.
A list of charter holders undergoing an interval review is posted annually on the Board's website. See the list of charter holders below. More detailed information on the Five-Year Interval Review process is provided below.
View the Guide to the Five Year Interval Review Process
View Charter Holders Eligible for Interval Review in FY 2022
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