The mission of the Detroit Public Schools Community District Office of Charter Schools (OCS) is to support, develop and hold accountable high-performing charter schools, that prepare Detroit children for college and careers. With those goals in mind, as we embark on the reauthorization process for each Public School Academy, the Office of Charter Schools will evaluate schools seeking reauthorization based on their performance in the following areas:

  • Is the Academy increasing academic achievement for all groups of pupils, as measured by assessments and other objective criteria? At minimum, each school is expected to outperform the Detroit Public Schools Community District average on applicable assessments.
  • Is the Academy complying with the terms of its charter contract and all applicable law, as measured, in part, by compliance submission timeliness and other factors?
  • Is the Academy financially sound and viable?
  • Does the facility meet the DPSCD Office of Charter Schools standard?

Reauthorization Resources

Charter Reauthorization Process 16-17

Reauthorization Request Form

Compliance Resources

Financial Memorandum September 2016
Fund Balance and Related Classifications
Michigan Pupil Accounting Manual
December 1 Emergency Compliance
April 1 Tornado Drill Compliance Form
End of Year Emergency Compliance Form
Charter Required Assessment Form
Preliminary Student Count Form