Detroit Public Schools Renaissance 2012 is a transformative plan to restructure academically failing or low-enrollment schools and reduce operating costs by seeking local and national charter school operators for select Detroit Public Schools.
DPS is seeking operators to contract with independent charter school boards that will individually govern schools. Under Renaissance 2012, DPS will authorize operators to partner with these boards to help create a system that includes a broad portfolio of school options serving the needs of all students and their parents.
Successful operator proposers are expected to raise academic achievement.
Detroit Public Schools has announced the selection of three charter operators with proven records of raising student achievement to run five new charter schools beginning in fall 2011 under the district Renaissance 2012 plan.
Following an extremely rigorous bidding and community vetting process, conducted in partnership with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, DPS has selected the following companies:
The district selected those proven operators from among 19 local and national organizations that submitted bids to transform 50 schools into DPS-authorized charters as part of the DPS Renaissance 2012 Plan, a transformative plan to engage proven charter school operators and create a portfolio of outstanding schools.
Open Houses will be held for the school communities and their new operators and letters are going home to all parents with information about the new operators.
To qualify, DPS sought operators that met the following criteria: