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News & Updates

BCHF participates in National Authorizer Leadership Team
Buckeye Community Hope Foundation (BCHF) is proud to be one of eleven esteemed authorizing organizations to participate in a National Charter Schools Institute project funded through a federal grant.  READ MORE

Immunization bill introduced
Legislation was recently introduced in the Ohio House requiring public and nonpublic schools to notify students’ parents/guardians of the exemptions from immunizations for school attendance.  READ MORE

State Board creates DOPR work group
The State Board of Education recently voted to create a work group to study dropout prevention and recovery (DOPR) charter schools, the state DOPR report card, full-time equivalency  standards, facility use, blended learning requirements and credit flexibility regulations.  READ MORE

New teacher licensure guidelines will hit charters next year
Schools need to begin now to prepare for a change that will affect current employees holding either long-term substitute or international licenses.  READ MORE

Training offers insight into teen violence, youth behavior
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in Richfield is offering the skills development course, “Why Teens Kill – Generation Death,” on Aug. 14.  The one-day workshop will feature Phil Chalmers, writer and leading authority on juvenile homicide and mass murder.  

Training topics will include:
Causes of teen violence; Dangerous youth culture;
School safety;
Warning signs, triggers and prevention; and
Myths of serial killers.
Learn more online here

OhioMeansJobs offers new K-12 Dynamic Pathways tool
The Phase I release of OhioMeansJobs’ Dynamic Pathways Tool is now available online.  

Using national data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), each occupation offers a snapshot of salary, education and labor market information, with links to more detailed workforce data from the OhioMeansJobs occupation webpages.  

Career pathways are typical paths individuals might use to become employable in certain occupations.  The tool lets users easily see career clusters by viewing 16 career pathways.  

E-school funding group to address final questions including treatment of DOPR 
The Joint Committee on E-School Funding created by legislation passed by the Ohio Legislature last fall continues its work to study a funding system “based on student competency.”  READ MORE 

Groups call for changes to transportation administrative rule
Organizations representing traditional public school boards, administrators and business officials say proposed rules could require districts to provide transportation for more charter and private school students.  READ MORE

Bill calls for mandated student safety training
Bipartisan legislation (H.B. 123) has been introduced by state Rep. Gayle Manning (R-N. Ridgeville) and Rep. Glenn Holmes (D-McDonald) to require schools to train sixth- through 12th-grade students on ways to recognize warning signs of suicides, shootings and other acts of violence.

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) would be tasked with developing a list of evidence-based programs to assist schools in implementation.

The “comprehensive approach to school safety” would require the creation of teams to assess school-based threats and provide ways for anonymous reporting of safety concerns.

The father of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim who attended a Statehouse press conference at which H.B. 123 was unveiled shared that a group he founded – Sandy Hook Promise – offers a “suite of programs” helpful in recognizing and reporting violence warning signs.     

Application for Sponsorship

New School or Replication of a High Performing Charter School

Full Application is due August 1, 2019
Access information for the BCHF new/replicating school
Application webinar is provided below. If you have any questions,
Please contact Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 561-0308.

  1. BCHF Application for New and Replicating Communiy Schools 20-21SY
  2. Appendix A 2020-2021SY Application
  3. Appendix B 2020-2021SY Application
  4. Appendix C 2020-2021SY Application
  5. Appendix D 2020-2021SY Application
  6. Application Required Tables New and Replication Application
  7. Application Scoring Rubric 20-21SY

BCHF New & Replicating School Application Webinar
Below you will find a link to the recorded webinar held on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Link to the BCHF New _ Replicating School Application Webinar
Link to the PowerPoint slides

Interested in changing sponsors?
Below are the links to the Sponsorship Transfer Application. If at any time you have questions, please contact Jennifer Schorr jschorr@buckeyehope.org

  1. BCHF Transfer Written Application to begin 2019-2020SY.pdf
  2. Attachment A - BCHF Transfer Written Application to begin 2019-2020SY.pdf
  3. Attachment B - BCHF Transfer Written Application to begin 2019-2020SY.pdf
  4. Attachment C-BCHF Transfer Written Application to begin 2019-2020SY.pdf

Renewal Application

All schools sponsored by Buckeye Community Hope Foundation are eligible to apply for renewal of their sponsorship contract set to expire June 30, 2020. Renewal applications will be sent out to the governing board of each school via email on July 1, 2019.

Renewal applications will be due by September 1, 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schorr, Associate Director at jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.

Annual Report

Professional Development


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Workshops and Events

Spring Drop Out Recovery Roundtable
Our Spring Drop Out Recovery Roundtable will feature success sharing by our drop out recovery and urban high school programs. We will also feature updates regarding Drop Out Recovery programming and accountability. Audience: School leaders, instructional coaches, and key personnel from drop out recovery schools or urban high schools.

Columbus: April 30, 2019 Time 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. Register

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher
This refresher is a follow-up to the August 23 training which will permit school staff to renew credentials in non-violent crisis prevention techniques for the subsequent school year. Audience: Special education directors, school leaders, teachers and intervention specialists.

Cleveland: May 2, 2019 Time: 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. Register

Math Instruction that Promotes Social Emotional Learning (6-12)
This workshop looks at a cycle of visualization, play, and investigation to teach the Big Ideas in mathematics. The instructional strategies are specifically designed to support social emotional learning as well as promote deep understanding of the most important mathematical concepts in the standards. Example activities will be drawn from sixth, seventh, and eighth grade standards, but the strategies are valid for grades 6-12. Audience: Math teachers 6-12, especially grades 6-8, instructional coaches, support personnel.

Cleveland: May 7, 2019 Time: 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. Register

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