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July 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II.  Consent Agenda
II.1. Minutes 
Description:  Approval of the minutes from the June, 2021 meeting.
Attachments: (1)
III. Action Agenda

III.1. Consideration of Charter Digital Learning Programs and Charter Amendments

III.1.a. Consideration of Digital Learning Program and Charter Amendment for Cabot Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
 
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description: 

Cabot Academic Center for Excellence has submitted an amendment for a Digital Learning Program in grades 7-12. The school will offer asynchronous and synchronous instruction with virtual and blended options through the use of an approved digital provider. The application has been reviewed by the DESE team. 

Cabot Academic Center for Excellence is requesting an amendment to relocate the existing campus and increase the enrollment cap to 2,500. 

III.2. Consideration of Charter Amendment
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
III.2.a. Consideration of Charter Amendment - Friendship Aspire Academy Pine Bluff
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description:  Friendship Aspire Academy Pine Bluff is requesting an amendment to add an additional campus, increase the enrollment cap and add additional waivers.  The charter was originally granted in 2017 and serves students in grades K-3 with an enrollment cap of 240.   The charter has been approved to expand to grade six and increase the enrollment cap to 240 by 2023-2024.  
Attachments: (3)
III.3. Consideration of Charter Amendments for Digital Learning Plans
III.3.a. Consideration of Charter Amendment for Digital Learning Program - Friendship Aspire Pine Bluff
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description:  Friendship Aspire Academy Pine Bluff has submitted an amendment for a Digital Learning Program in grades K-5. The school will offer Asynchronous and Synchronous instruction virtually through the use of an approved digital provider and licensed district staff. The application has been reviewed by the DESE team. 
III.3.b. Consideration of Charter Amendment for Digital Learning Program – Cross County Elementary
 
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description: 

Cross County Elementary has submitted an amendment for Digital Learning Program in grades 3-6. The school will offer asynchronous and synchronous instruction virtually through the use of an approved digital provider. The application has been reviewed by the DESE team. 

III.3.c. Consideration of Charter Amendment for Digital Learning Program – Cross County High School
 
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description:  Cross County High School has submitted an amendment for Digital Learning Program in grades 7-12. The school will offer asynchronous and synchronous instruction virtually through the use of an approved digital provider. The application has been reviewed by the DESE team. 
III.3.d. Consideration of Charter Amendment for Digital Learning Program – ScholarMade Achievement Place of Arkansas
 
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description:  ScholarMade Achievement Place of Arkansas has submitted an amendment for Digital Learning Program in grades K-9 for all campuses. The school will offer asynchronous and synchronous instruction in a blended format through the use of an approved digital provider. The application has been reviewed by the DESE team. 
III.3.e. Consideration of Charter Amendment for Digital Learning Program – Premier High School Little Rock
 
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description:  Premier High School Little Rock has submitted an amendment for Digital Learning Program in grades 9-12. The school will offer asynchronous instruction virtually through the use of an approved digital provider and licensed district staff. The application has been reviewed by the DESE team. 
 
III.3.f. Consideration of Charter Amendment for Digital Learning Program – Premier High School of North Little Rock 
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description:  Premier High School of North Little Rock has submitted an amendment for Digital Learning Program in grades 9-12. The school will offer asynchronous instruction virtually through the use of an approved digital provider. The application has been reviewed by the DESE team. 
 
III.3.g. Consideration of Charter Amendment for Digital Learning Program – Batesville High School Charter
Presenter:  Tim Johnston, Director DESE Charter Unit
Description:  Batesville High School Charter has submitted an amendment for Digital Learning Program in grades 9-12. The school will offer asynchronous and synchronous instruction with virtual and blended options through the use of an approved digital provider. The application has been reviewed by the DESE team. 
 
IV. Adjournment
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