P.O. Box 3806, Albany, NY 12203

(518) 944-8930

Charter school educational consultants - your school's one-stop-shop

Charter school educational consultants - your school's one-stop-shop

Charter school educational consultants - your school's one-stop-shop Charter school educational consultants - your school's one-stop-shop

New Schools Development Work

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New charter schools must start out strong – the movement depends on it. As advocates whose goal is more high-quality schools for children, we place an emphasis on working with new charter school founding teams as they navigate the approval process. Our staff really gets to know the founding teams with whom we work, making our new schools development work strong. This allows us to offer meaningful and effective services that reflect the founding team’s vision.


ECC's team of charter school consultants  has worked through the new school process in multiple states and we have years of experience to draw upon as we customize a plan to meet your needs!


New Schools Services


Empire Charter Consultants offers a comprehensive package that includes each of the steps and services below. Whether you need a lot of guidance, or just a little advice, we can create a package just for you, utilizing our array of talented charter school consultants team.


  • To start, our team of charter school consultants conducts a personalized assessment of your mission, vision, and the story of your founding team. 
  • Next, we help you develop a deep understanding of the charter law, the authorizing environment, and what steps are necessary to accomplish your dream of opening a new school.
  • Using the information gathered in steps one and two, we coach you through a needs assessment based on the charter application and the strengths and weaknesses of your team. This allows us to collaboratively create a plan to get you on track for approval.
  • Application writing comes next. We can provide in-depth review and feedback or help you write the application. 
  • Throughout the process, we prioritize ongoing Board and leadership training and development, including training Board members on governance and the role of the Board and the importance of strategic planning and decision making. 
  • We help you develop strategies to keep the school on track for approval, including relationship building.
  • We also conduct mock interviews and preparation sessions for the capacity interview.

Do you need help with something that isn’t listed above? Call us – we have a team of veteran charter school consultants who can help!