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Renaissance Initiative

Renaissance Initiative

Overview

2016 Renaissance Charter Applications

In October 2015, the School District of Philadelphia announced a plan to improve academic options for more than 5,000 students at 15 schools.  The Renaissance Charter Schools Initiative is a key part of the School District’s ongoing work to ensure all students have a great school close to where they live.  Through the Initiative, neighborhood schools with long-term academic and climate challenges are turned around under the leadership of a charter school team that has a clear plan and the capacity to transform chronically underperforming schools.  The School District conducted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to identify and invite organizations to submit comprehensive Renaissance Charter Applications for three schools: Jay Cooke, Samuel B. Huey, and John Wister.  

In January 2016, the School Reform Commission approved matches between respondents to the School District's RFQ process and the three schools.  Matched organizations submitted Renaissance Charter Applications on March 11, 2016.  Linked below are the narratives for each application.

Jay Cooke (Great Oaks)

   Evaluation Report 


Samuel B. Huey (Global Leadership Academy)

   Evaluation Report


John Wister (Mastery)

   Evaluation Report