News & Updates

Ohio delays submission of federal ESSA plan

The Ohio Department of Education recently announced that it will delay until September submission of its Every Student Succeeds Act plan.  Read more

Crime solving educational materials available through AG

Attorney General Mike DeWIne recently launched the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Science School for fourth-grade students.. Read more

State Board member resigns; vacancy quickly filled

Former State Board of Education president Tom Gunlock recently resigned his seat after six years of service. He is recognized as a champion in holding students to higher learning standards, redesign of Ohio’s report cards, and the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

On the same day as Gunlock’s resignation, Gov. John Kasich (R-Westerville) announced his appointment of Kara Morgan —a Battelle researcher and Ohio State University professor — to fill the vacant seat.

Board member turnover has been high, with 10 of the 19 members appointed or elected in recent months.

Parents for Charter Schools launched

A new not-for-profit organization is focused on uniting parents to protect and promote school choice in Ohio.  Read more

New math, English learning standards approved

The State Board of Education has approved revisions to Ohio’s learning standards for mathematics and English language arts proposed by the Ohio Department of Education.  Some of the changes simply reflect instruction already taking place in Ohio’s classrooms.  Clarifications in the revised standards will guide districts and schools in reviewing their existing local curricula, instructional plans and resources to see what modifications, but not replacements, they might want to make.  Learn more at:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio.

College Credit Plus changes debated

K-12 and higher education stakeholders weigh in on proposed changes to CCP. Read more

Application for Sponsorship


Please review all the application materials included in the link below. A full timeline is provided on page 4.
Final Application 18-19 SY
Appendix D-Response 23a-c FY18
Final BCHF Charter Application Eval Rubric 18-19 SY

Proposal Summary is due July 1, 2017. The FULL Application is due August 1, 2017.

New/Replicating School Application Webinar – Register Here!

We will host a webinar on May 10, 2017 from 3:00pm -4:30 pm to review application components and answer your questions. A recording of the webinar will also be posted on this page for future reference. Please click on the link below to register. Login information will be emailed to you after you register.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.


If you are interested in transferring your school sponsorship to Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, please contact Jennifer L. Schorr prior to submitting the Transfer Application contained in the link below. jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.

BCHF Transfer Written Application 2018-19SY
Transfer Application Item 3 - If Applicable -Measurable SMART Goals Worksheet
Transfer Application Item 10 - Budget and 5 year forecast
Transfer School Item 11 - School Data Dashboard 2018


Renewal applications will be emailed no later than May 1, 2017 directly to schools whose community school agreement expires on June 30, 2018.

Renewal applications will be due August 30, 2017. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.

Annual Report

Professional Development

BCHF Education Division: Professional Development Catalog (2016-17)

Workshops and Events

Click here for list and details of all professional development for 2017

Mapping a Relevant Curriculum

Tuesday April 25, 2017 Columbus 10 am - 3 pm Cancelled

Mapping a Relevant Curriculum

Wednesday April 26, 2017 Cleveland 10 am - 3 pm Cancelled

Revised Learning Standards Update

Tuesday May 30, 2017 Columbus 9 am - noon Register

Spring Drop Out Recovery Roundtable

Thursday April 27, 2017 Columbus 4 pm - 6 pm Register

LeadershipSummit - flyer

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20-21 Columbus Register

Sponsor Updates