News & Updates

Lawmakers share conceptual framework for school funding with State Board
Two legislators formed a work group to take a deep dive into Ohio’s approach to school funding to serve as the basis for recommended improvements.  READ MORE

Outgoing auditor releases report on charter facility leases
In December, outgoing Auditor of State Dave Yost released a public interest report of charter school facility leases.  READ MORE

School absence notification measure signed into law
Outgoing Gov. John Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 66), which included an amendment from a bill known as “Alianna’s Alert” passed by the Ohio Senate April of last year.  READ MORE

Ohio ranked 24th
Education Week recently released Quality Counts 2019, assigning Ohio a grade of B- -- slightly above the national average of C+ -- in preparing students for success.  READ MORE

State Board of Education: New officers, members
At its January meeting, the State Board of Education elected new officers and welcomed four new appointed members.  READ MORE

ODE releases charter annual report
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released its 2017-2018 Annual Report on Ohio Community (aka charter) Schools on December 31.  READ MORE

Cleveland selected as "Say Yes To Education" City
Cleveland was recently named a “Say Yes To Education” City, providing eligible students with scholarships up to the value of tuition to all public universities, community colleges and Pell-eligible certificate programs in Ohio, as well as to over 100 private colleges and universities.   READ MORE

Application for Sponsorship

Please review all application materials in the links below for a new or replication of an existing high performing school. -

1. BCHF Application for New and Replicating Community Schools 19-20SY
2. Appendix A - D 2019-2020SY Application
3. FINAL Required Tables New and Replication Applications
4. Scoring Rubric BCHF Application New and Replicating

Full Application is due September 1, 2018

BCHF New/Replicating School Application webinar has been archived here. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org

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

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

Renewal Application
The following schools sponsored by Buckeye Community Hope Foundation are eligible to apply for renewal of their sponsorship contract set to expire June 30, 2019:
Buckeye Preparatory Academy
R.E.A.C.H. Academy
Toledo SMART Elementary School dba Toledo SMART Bilingual Elementary School

Renewal applications were sent to the governing authorities of each school via email on September 4, 2018.
Renewal applications are due to be submitted no later than October 15, 2018.

The following link contains the template of the renewal application for eligible schools.

Annual Report

Professional Development

Download the Professional Development request form

Workshops and Events

Two sections of this course will be offered, each open to 25 participants. Both sections have the same content. Using strategies that address social emotional learning increases engagement, understanding and academic achievement. This course details characteristics of effective, direct, standards-based lessons
and how to include strategies that support social emotional learning.
Section 1: January 15 - February 28, 2019. Register
Section 2: March 1 - April 30, 2019. Register

Students are more engaged in learning when they are challenged by reallife problems. This workshop will demonstrate how to explicitly teach five problem solving strategies--systematic listing, drawing diagrams, error analysis, working backward, and eliminating possibilities. Ways to develop problem scenarios and evaluate student work will also be emphasized.
Time 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Columbus: March 6, 2019 Register
Cleveland: March 13, 2019 Register

This session will update special educators and supervisors with information about new changes or interpretations to special education forms, operating standards, or policies and procedures. We will also focus on success stories and quality practices.
Time: 10 A.M.-3 P.M.
Columbus: March 7, 2019 Register
Cleveland: March 14, 2019 Register

Sponsor Updates