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SCHOOL FOUNDERS PROGRAM

An incubator for aspiring founders of Alabama charter schools

Applications for the 2019 pilot cohort are now closed. Applications will re-open in Spring 2020.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The School Founders Program is a highly-selective yearlong fellowship for aspiring charter school founders in Alabama. We recruit, select, and train high-caliber individuals as they launch new, high-quality charter schools around the state. The program consists of four training experiences: 

Fellows receive a one-year stipend to cover salary and fringe expenses as well as travel and other accommodations necessary to support fellows in their full-time commitment to the launch of a new school. 

Fellows will participate in an administrative residency with one of our high-performing charter management organization (CMO) partners from another state to learn best practices of charter school leadership. They will also participate in periodic site visits at innovative charter schools around the country.

The first application cycle closed November 1.

Applications for the next cohort will re-open in Spring 2020.