Community Engagement

ST. HOPE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

Annual Report 2008-2009
Annual Report 2009-2010
Annual Report 2010-2011
Annual Report 2011-2012
The annual report is generated annually by each school and describes the charter school’s academic performance outcomes and their progress toward the goals of their charter.

Annual Comprehensive Review (ACR) 2012-13
The Annual Comprehensive Review (ACR) investigates three primary questions: is the school an academic success; is the school a fiscally sound, viable organization; and is the school in compliance with its charter and all applicable laws and regulations. To ascertain matters of sustainability and strategic planning, the Charter School Accountability and Support (CSAS) team inquires about the school’s plans for its next charter term. This review is conducted by analyzing student performance data and collecting and evaluating school-submitted documents during the 2012-2013 school year, and in some cases, visiting the school. The ACR report outlines evidence found during this review.

Because this school underwent the renewal process in 2012-13 (see Renewal Report below), it did not also undergo the ACR process during this year.

Annual Audit 2008-2009
Annual Audit 2009-2010

Annual Audit 2010-2011
Annual Audit 2011-2012
Every year each charter school is required to engage in an independent financial audit. 

Annual Site Visit Report 2008-2009
Annual Site Visit Report 2009-2010

Annual Site Visit Report 2010-2011
Annual Site Visit Report 2011-2012
The Annual Site Visit report describes what the reviewers saw at the school -- what life is like there. The report identifies some of the strengths in the school, as well as areas where improvement is needed. 

Renewal Report (2012-2013)

The renewal report describes the performance of a charter school over the course of its charter on academic achievement, educational environment, financial/organizational viability, and board capacity.  Findings from a multi-day site visit conducted at the school are also described in the report. A renewal report answers four critical questions: 1) Is this school an academic success?, 2) Is this school a viable organization?, 3) Is this school in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations?, and 4) What are the school’s plans for its next charter term?  The report also contains the Chancellor's recommendation on whether or not the school's charter should be renewed, the length for which it should be renewed (up to five years), and any conditions related to the renewal recommendation.  This recommendation does not become a finalized decision until it is approved by the New York State Board of Regents.