News & Updates

BCHF hosts annual All Schools Meeting
Dr. Susan Szachowicz, a senior fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), was the keynote presenter at the 2017 All Schools Meeting on Sept. 20 in Columbus. Her presentations and handouts are available here.

Ohio ESSA state plan submitted to USDOE

On Sept. 15, the Ohio Department of Education submitted the state Every Student Succeeds Act implementation plan to the U.S. Department of Education. Read more 

2017 state report cards show progress

According to an analysis by the Ohio Department of Education, report card results for the 2016-2017 school year showed improvement over previous year performance. Read more

KRA resources available

Ohio’s statewide Kindergarten Readiness Assessment can be used to inform teaching and learning. Read more

2017 Green Ribbon Schools application available

Ohio is again taking part in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program that recognizes buildings doing an exemplary job of reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education that incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.

Ohio can nominate up to four schools or districts for this national recognition.  Online application

Safer Schools Ohio promotes positive school climate

Safer Schools Ohio encourages schools to get Off to a great start by defining and promoting a positive school climate that reflects their individual values and priorities. Read more

Help parents understand: Attendance matters!

It’s important for Ohio’s students to be in class every day, ready to learn. Missing too much school has long-tern, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and a higher likelihood of not graduating.

A handout that can help families understand the difference between excessive absences and truancy is now available on the Ohio Department of Education’s website at: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Chronic-Absenteeism

ODE’S GED office re-named

The Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) GED office is now known as the Ohio High School Equivalence Office. The change stems from recent state legislation that allows ODE to approve at least two nationally recognized high school equivalency tests: HiSET and TASC. Learn more about these options

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 (2017-18)

Workshops and Events

This is a new concept in Professional Development that begins with a full day session focused on teaching science effectively with two 90-minute, online follow-up sessions (December 12 and March 6) in an effort to build a community focused on quality science instruction.
October 11 in Cleveland. Cancelled
October 12 in Columbus. Cancelled

October 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Columbus. Register: https://register.eventarc.com/38757/special-education-update-fall

Coaches will learn about a partnership model for coaching, develop a coach’s “toolkit,” and find ways to create effective learning conversations. Instructional coaches will learn ways to develop strong coaching partnerships and learn how their influence can affect the instruction in the entire building.
November 1 in Columbus. Register: https:// register.eventarc.com/38751/coaching-101-columbus
November 2 in Cleveland. Register: https:// register.eventarc.com/38750/coaching-101-cleveland

BCHF is partnering with Day Ketterer, LLC to address topics including public records, open records, ethics, and Sponsor contract considerations. 
November 4, Saturday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. Lunch provided. Register: https://register.eventarc.com/39152/bchf-board-member-training

builds on last year’s lesson model design training which focused on a direct instruction model..Teachers will be asked to review their data in advance to choose a topic that their students invariably have difficulty mastering. In addition, they should bring their most recent lesson plan for that topic.
November 14 in Cleveland. Register: https:// register.eventarc.com/38759/excellent-instructionrevisited-cleveland
November 15 in Columbus. Register: https:// register.eventarc.com/38760/excellent-instructionrevisited-columbus

Sticking with Students focuses more deeply on effective lesson delivery components, in particular verbal interactions in the classroom. Learn effective strategies to heighten student engagement.
November 10 in Cleveland. Register: https:// register.eventarc.com/38764/sticking-with-studentscleveland
November 17 in Columbus. Register: https:// register.eventarc.com/38765/sticking-with-studentscolumbus

Sponsor Updates