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    NORTH CAROLINA CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION

    East Voyager AcademyPublic charter schools opening the fall of 2018

    Due 5:00 pm EST, September 19, 2016

    North Carolina Department of Public InstructionNCDPI/Office of Charter Schools

    301 N. Wilmington StreetRaleigh NC 27601-2825

    919-807-3491

    Mailing Address:6303 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699-6303

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    2If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Charter Schools via email at deanna.townsend-smith@dpi.nc.gov.

    OCS June 2016

    CHARTER SCHOOL 2016 Application Process

    To open a charter school in the 2018-2019 school year

    APPLICATION DUE DATE/TIME

    September 19, 2016 A complete online application package, in the Office of Charter Schools by 5:00 pm EST.

    *Non-Refundable $1000 Application fee due to the Office of Charter Schools*

    Application Fee Payment Details can be found on the Office of Charter Schools Website

    APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS

    Applicants can submit applications prior to the deadline September 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST. All applications must be submitted using the online portal and applicants are to use the following specifications:

    1. All required Appendices should be clearly titled, include page numbers (i.e. Appendix A and page numbers as- A1, A2, B1...), and submitted in the appropriate places within the application.

    2. Any answer given within the application which is not original to the applicant, the applicant must provide a citation to the source of the answer.

    3. Review all elements of your application for completeness before submitting.

    4. Any document attached to the application or within the online system must be in PDF format.

    5. Late submissions will not be accepted. No exceptions.

    mailto:officeofcharterschools@dpi.nc.gov

  • East Voyager Academy

    3If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Charter Schools via email at deanna.townsend-smith@dpi.nc.gov.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    I. APPLICATION CONTACT INFORMATION......................................................................................................4II. MISSION and PURPOSES...............................................................................................................................6

    Mission:...................................................................................................................................................................................6Purposes of the Proposed Charter School:...........................................................................................................9Goals for the Proposed Charter School:.............................................................................................................10

    III. EDUCATION PLAN.........................................................................................................................................14Instructional Program:...........................................................................................................................................................14

    IV. GOVERNANCE and CAPACITY.................................................................................................................30Governance:.........................................................................................................................................................................30Governance and Organizational Structure of Private Non-Profit Organization:..................................................30Proposed Management Organization (Educational Management Organization or Charter ManagementOrganization).......................................................................................................................................................38Private School Conversions:...............................................................................................................................38Charter School Replication:................................................................................................................................38Projected Staff:....................................................................................................................................................39Enrollment and Marketing:..................................................................................................................................50Marketing Plan....................................................................................................................................................50Parent and Community Involvement...................................................................................................................52Admissions Policy...............................................................................................................................................54Weighted Lottery.................................................................................................................................................55

    V. OPERATIONS.................................................................................................................................................58Transportation Plan:.............................................................................................................................................................58School Lunch Plan:.............................................................................................................................................59Civil Liability and Insurance.................................................................................................................................59Health and Safety Requirements:.......................................................................................................................60Facility:................................................................................................................................................................60

    VI. FINANCIAL PLAN.......................................................................................................................................Budget: Revenue Projections from each LEA 2018-19........................................................................................................64Total Budget: Revenue Projections 2018-19 through 2022-2023.......................................................................65Personnel Budget: Expenditure Projections 2018-19 through 2022-2023.........................................................66Operations Budget: Expenditure Projections 2018-19 through 2022-2023........................................................69Overall Budget:...................................................................................................................................................70Budget Narrative:................................................................................................................................................70Financial Compliance:.........................................................................................................................................75

    VII. AGREEMENT PAGE..................................................................................................................................Application Fee:77Applicant Signature: 77

    mailto:officeofcharterschools@dpi.nc.gov

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    4If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Charter Schools via email at deanna.townsend-smith@dpi.nc.gov.

    I. APPLICATION CONTACT INFORMATION

    Name of proposed charter school: East Voyager Academy

    Has the organization applied for 501(c)(3) non-profit status: Yes No X

    Name of non-profit organization under which charter will be organized or operated: East Voyager Academy

    Provide the name of the person who will serve as the primary contact for this Application. The primary contact will serve as the contact for follow-up, interviews, and notices regarding this Application.

    Name of contact person: Jian Zhang

    Title/Relationship to nonprofit: Board chair

    Mailing address: 11644 Clingman LaneCharlotte NC 28214

    Primary telephone: 704-687-8518 Alternative telephone: 704-906-8686E-Mail address: jxzhang8888@gmail.com

    Name of county and local education agency (LEA) in which charter school will reside:County: MECKLENBURGLEA: 600-Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    Was this application prepared with the assistance of a third party person or group?No:Yes: XIf so, provide the name of the third party person or group. NC Public Charter SchoolAccelerator Program/Leaders Building LeadersList the fee provided to the third party person or group. N/AProvide a full detailed response of the assistance provided by the third party person or group whilepreparing this application and when the assistance will end.This application was supported in partnership by the NC Public CharterSchool Accelerator Program and Leaders Building Leaders. These publiccharter support programs provided application feedback, a writing coach,research, resources and experts in the areas of educational andinstructional design, fiscal budgeting, facility selections, and legalrequirements. In addition, the Board of Trustees of East Voyager Academyhad two hours of legal training by the attorney, Jeff Ward, provided by theNC Public Charter School Accelerator Program. It is the mission of theNorth Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator Program to aspire a vibrantpipeline of high-quality, highly innovative, public charter schools.