February 2020


Application Deadline: February 19, 2020.

The 2019-20 Charter School Grant Applications are due by 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.


Wisconsin Charter School Case Studies

Wisconsin communities and school districts continue to work hard for solutions to better support ALL learners. Charter Schools have been used by many communities and school districts as a solution to serve educationally disadvantaged students* differently. WRCCS has worked with many communities to support the charter school in their endeavor to find solutions to better serve ALL students. WRCCS has put together a case studies document to highlight a few of the amazing charter schools' solutions that are happening around the state. Each case study will have a need statement, DOE priority areas addressed, and the charter school as a solution.

*Educationally disadvantaged students - economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, migrant students, limited English proficient students (also referred to as English learners or English language learners), neglected or delinquent students, or homeless students.


Charter School Competency Map

The Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools provides services, support, and guidance along all stages of a charter school.

Please fill out our "Request for Personalized Support" below (under Quick Clicks) or contact support at support@wrccs.org.


New! WRCCS eCourse Booklet

The Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools has produced a comprehensive set of online courses (eCourses) via the Buzz platform to support the creation and improvement of charter schools. The WRCCS eCourses allow you to customize your own learning experience on demand. These eCourses are organized into seven domains: Authorizer, Governance Board, Charter Leadership, Charter Classroom, Students, Families, and General Information. Each course consists of a playlist of resources for every type of learner and you can take an eCourse at your own pace, with no obligation to a set schedule. You will also have the opportunity to share your ideas and questions and collaborate with others on our Buzz Share Board.

Each eCourse is explained in this booklet to help participants better identify courses that align with needs and interests. Still not seeing what you want? Do not hesitate to reach out to WRCCS and we can customize some content for you.

How to create a Buzz account is on page 16 of this booklet.


Promoting Excellence for All - School and Instructional Leadership

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, School and Instructional Leadership. Click here for more information on WRCCS eCourses.

School and Instructional Leadership

  • Strategy - All Staff Responsible for all Students

    • WRCCS eCourse - Leadership: Establish and Improve your Leadership Team

    • WRCCS eCourse - Leadership: Empowering Leadership Teams

    • WRCCS eCourse - Leadership: Developing Teacher Shared School Leadership

    • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Positive School Culture I

    • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Positive School Culture II

    • WRCCS eCourse - Leadership: Equitable Self Assessment

  • Strategy - Capacity Building

    • WRCCS eCourse - Leadership: Equitable Self Assessment

  • Strategy - Comprehensive Leadership Process

  • Strategy - Relationship Building

    • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Positive School Culture I

    • WRCCS eCourse - Classroom: Positive School Culture II

    • WRCCS eCourse - Leadership: Equitable Self Assessment

  • Strategy - Shared Vision and Leadership


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.

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.

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.



1st Annual STEM Academy

February 10, 2020


2020 Play Make Learn Conference

Save the Date for the 2020 Play Make Learn Conference, which will take place on August 13-14, 2020 at Union South on the UW-Madison campus. PML is a gathering of game designers, makers, artists and educators. The conference is a place for collaboration and discovery in the design, research and practice of gaming, makerspaces, classrooms and the arts.

Click here for more information.


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


Charter School Job Openings

Featured Job Opening

Pathways High

Pathways High is seeking a licensed 9-12 science teacher in any of the science fields. The professional will be working in an innovative environment using their skills and knowledge to construct and deliver 9 week courses (seminars) that are interdisciplinary with an emphasis on the scientific process as well as deliver content.

The faculty at Pathways High will be responsible for the design, implementation, management, and revision of all aspects of the personalized, project based educational program. Educators that are looking for an environment that is learner centered, highly progressive and focused on the whole child should apply. See WECAN for qualifications.

Carmen Schools of Science & Technology

Escuela Verde

Lakeland Star

Milwaukee College Prep

One City

Seeds of Health, Inc.

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


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Request an update to your school's yearbook listing

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.