Starting a New Charter School

Helping you turn your vision into reality

Passionate. Committed. Enthusiastic. Motivated. If those four words describe your thoughts on education and today’s children, then you are in the right place! Choice Schools Associates is devoted to bringing passionate, committed, enthusiastic, and motivated founding members on board by helping them to bring their dream school to life!

Finding Alignment 

Choice is energized by the opportunity to work with founders who are committed to egalitarian principles and to equal access and equal results for all children. Our decision to work with founders is based on shared vision and values. Our conversations will be reciprocating discussions to be sure we make a great team and that we are committed to the same principles and practices. Choice believes we have only one reason for trying to create another educational choice—improved, first-class education for all children. Together, we can make children’s lives better through partnerships with parents and communities.

We can help you create your dream school. Call us at 616-785-8440 or set up a consultation with our team today by completing this form. 

Steps and Timeline to Start a Thriving School

  • Form and incorporate your visionary project team (up to 3 months)
  • Interviewing and securing an education service provider (up to 6 months)
  • Find and partner with an authorizer (up to 1 year)
  • Curriculum and program development (up to 6 months)
  • Fundraising and financing needs to launch (up to 2 years)
  • Facility search, renovations, expansion, ownership and/or financing (up to 2 years) 
  • Leader acquisition aligned with school’s values / goals (up to 4 months)
  • Staff the school with mission-focused individuals (up to 4 months)
  • Develop school brand and strategic student enrollment (up to 8 months)

Ideal timing to start a brand new school - minimum of 2 years