December 2019

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Charter School Grant Application Materials

Now Available!

The 2019-20 Charter School Grant Application Materials are now available on the DPI Website. Application Deadline: February 19, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Schwartz with the Department of Public Instruction at (608) 267-9287 or diane.schwartz@dpi.wi.gov.


Register for the 2020 WRCCS Conference

Register for the 2020 WRCCS Conference on July 28-29, 2020!

Registration deadline: July 10, 2020

The WRCCS is fortunate to get to work with such dedicated and inspirational educational leaders all year long, and we are looking forward to continuing this work at the 2020 WRCCS Conference.

Click here for more information and to register. We will continue to add more information to the conference website as it becomes available.

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Open-Enrollment, Application, and Lottery Processes

Wisconsin Admissions and Enrollment Guide

January is just around the corner, and that is the time many charter schools begin their open-enrollment, application, and lottery processes. Please reach out to WRCCS for resources and tips on how to set up these decision structures and examples of best practices to ensure your processes are transparent and equitable.

Personalized Support and Coaching

The WRCCS knows that juggling the demands of running a school is not an easy task. For your immediate charter needs, we offer personalized support and coaching. We work with fantastic organizations throughout the state and around the country to bring the very best resources to Wisconsin schools. To request support, click here and let us know how we can continue to support you.

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WRCCS eCourses

Recently Released 27 Uniquely Dynamic eCourses!

The Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools has recently released 27 uniquely dynamic eCourses. Take advantage of now almost 50 eCourses created by partners from around the country. The new WRCCS eCourses allow you to customize your own learning experience on demand. These are not your traditional online training classes. Each course consists of a playlist of resources for every type of learner. You can take an eCourse at your own pace and refer to course information any time you need it.

Whether you are an authorizer, governance board member, school leaders, or community member; there is a course for you! Still not seeing what you want? Do not hesitate to reach out to WRCCS and we can customize some content for you.

Check out our new eCourses, create your own free login to the Buzz platform

by going to wrccs.agilixbuzz.com. Creation code is h#5hxx. For more information visit our website.

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Promoting Excellence for All - Student-Teacher Relationships

We have aligned some of our WRCCS resources to the Promoting Excellence for All (PEFA) framework from DPI. Check out the list of WRCCS eCourses below around one of the four focus areas, Student-Teacher Relationships. Click here for more information on WRCCS eCourses.

Student-Teacher Relationships

Strategy - Classroom Culture
  • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Positive School Culture I
  • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Positive School Culture II
  • WRCCS eCourse - Leadership: School Culture
  • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Creating a Culture of Technology Integration
Strategy - Honor Students as Individuals
  • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Positive School Culture I
  • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Positive School Culture II
  • WRCCS eCourse - Leadership: Equitable Self Assessment


OEO Seeks Applicants for a Charter School Advisory Council

Help inform and advise the UW’s Office of Educational Opportunity review of independent charter school applications as part of its Advisory Council. OEO is looking for a range of expertise and diverse views in school academics, organization, finance, and community engagement. Share your interest and experience here: https://www.wisconsin.edu/oeo/advisory-council-interest-form/


"Update Button" for the WI Charter Schools Yearbook

DPI has given WRCCS the responsibility of keeping the charter schools yearbook up to date. We have a convenient online version listed on our website and also offer it in PDF form. Check out your schools listing! If you see changes that need to be made, click the "Request Update To This Listing" button listed below the authorizer information.

Please note that this request is exclusively for the charter schools yearbook. Your school and/or district is also responsible for keeping up-to-date information in the DPI schools directory, for which you will need to submit similar changes to Kari Tenley at Kari.Tenley@dpi.wi.gov .


WRCCS offers a schedule of comprehensive charter school support!

WRCCS is excited to provide educators a broad range of free professional development opportunities including in-person work days, online training sessions via Zoom, and WRCCS eCourses via Buzz.

WRCCS School Development Day

April 22, 2020


Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells

Click here to register.

Check out the amazing schedule for the WRCCS Development Day!

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students. Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.



Wisconsin Future Ready Summit

December 9, 2019

Celebrating Our Montessori Children Conference 2019

Honoring Each Heart and Mind: Joyful Montessori Learning

Saturday, January 11, 2020

UW-La Crosse | La Crosse, Wisconsin


Digital Leadership and Learning 2019-20
To have your event listed email the information to support@wrccs.org.


Charter School Job Openings

Carmen Schools of Science & Technology

Escuela Verde

Lakeland Star

Milwaukee College Prep

One City

Seeds of Health, Inc.

ParaProfessional - MC2 High School

Math Teacher - MC2 High School

Math ParaProfessional - MC2 High School

Special Education Aide - Seeds of Health Elementary

To have your charter school job opening(s) listed email the link to support@wrccs.org.


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