News & Updates

Leadership Summit explores schools of HOPE

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation (BCHF) hosted its 2017 School Leader Summit June 20-21 in Columbus. The theme was “Schools of HOPE: How to Overcome Poverty with Excellence.” Ninety-three school leaders, assistant leaders, coaches and management company leaders attended the dynamic event which incorporated content sessions, a keynote address, a panel of school leaders, and a “Shark Tank” competition.

Congratulations to the "Shark Tank" winner - Bennett Venture!

Dates set for 2018 state-funded ACT & SAT

Current state law requires schools to administer the state-funded ACT or SAT to all 11th grade students in the spring of the school year. Read more

Foster care resources available

Guidance and support documents to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are now available from ODE. Read more

ODE releases math curricular, instructional updates

The Ohio Department of Education recently released its K-8 Gap Analysis and High School Standards by Course Checklist.  Read more

BCHF sponsors 4th annual competition: Writing makes a difference

The contest encourages students to write and teachers to incorporate writing into their everyday teaching. Read more

August solar eclipse offers hands-on learning experience

Want to have an out of this world start to the coming school year? Don’t miss out on the first all-American total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years! This rare astronomical event is sure to be an exciting learning experience for students and an interesting lesson opportunity for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

While Ohio is not on the Path of Totality, the Buckeye State will still be able to witness an excellent partial solar eclipse – where the moon will cover nearly all of the sun -- on Aug. 21.

Pinpoint your school’s location on the NASA Eclipse Map and get lesson plans ready using the teacher toolkit. Access these and other educational materials online.

Special ed procedural safeguards notice release

A new special education procedural safeguards notice – A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education – is now available for district, school and parent use. This publication replaces the earlier procedural safeguards notice, Whose IDEA Is This?, which can no longer be used effective Aug. 1, 2017.

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.


A powerpoint of the webinar can be found here (Right click, Save As). Watch the webinar video here.

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

Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Columbus
Register online at: https://register.eventarc.com/38678/correctiveaction-workshop

Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Columbus
Register online at: https://register.eventarc.com/38460/new-schoolleader-workshop

Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m., Columbus
Register online at: https://register.eventarc.com/38679/drop-outrecovery-roundtable

Sept. 20, Columbus
The annual BCHF All Schools Meeting will feature Susan Szachowicz, a noted turnaround school principal, as the keynote speaker. More details will be forthcoming but please mark your calendars now!

Sponsor Updates