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SCHOOL FOUNDERS PROGRAM

An incubator for aspiring founders of Alabama charter schools

Applications for the first round are now closed.  Apply for round two today!

Fellows receive hands-on assistance with the development of a high-quality application, they enjoy expert training on Alabama compliance issues and best practices in charter school development, and they participate in a full-time administrative residency with a high-performing charter management organization (CMO). 

Fellows receive a one-year stipend to cover salary and benefit expenses as well as travel and other accommodations necessary to support fellows in their full-time commitment to the launch of a new school. We are now accepting applications for the 2019 School Founders Program. 

Applicants must be considering an application for a 2021 school opening.

The first application cycle closed November 1.

Applications for the next cohort will be accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

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: