Charter/Contract School Annual Site Visit and Contract Renewal
Charter School Annual Site Visits and Contract Renwal
Each year, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) will conduct a comprehensive on-site review of each of its charter schools. As part of our charter school authorizing responsibility, AACPS will evaluate every aspect of the charter school’s operations, including interviews with parents, teachers, students, school leadership, and governing board members. Upon conclusion of the site review, AACPS will provide an annual written report to each school, summarizing their performance and compliance to date and identifying areas of strength and areas needing improvement. This written report will be available for each school’s leadership team, staff, stakeholders and governing board. AACPS will make themselves available to discuss any items described within this report.
The overall purpose of the annual site review includes the following:
- Identify the areas of strength and areas in need of follow up and continued support.
- Monitor charter school contract compliance.
- Collect information which cannot be obtained otherwise and in accordance with the charter contract which will be used as part of the charter school renewal.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the overall school program through open discussion with stakeholder groups.