Resources & Research

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Adding Grade Levels to Charter Amendment Request, Sonoran Science Academy-Davis Monthan

Provided by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, this is a copy of the Sonoran Science Academy – David Monthan’s 2010 request for a contract amendment to add grade levels at the charter school on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. The document provides background about the action and the approval to go from serving grades 6-8 to serving grades 6-9.

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Charter Contract, Arizona State Board for Charter Schools and Sonoran Science Academy – Davis Monthan

This copy of the contract between the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools and the Sonoran Science Academy – Davis Monthan, provided by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, describes the terms of the deal, including the parties involved and amendments requiring approval.   

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Sonoran Science Academy, Davis-Monthan, Replication Application

This copy of the 2009 Sonoran Science Academy, Davis-Monthan, Replication Application, provided by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, offers detailed information about enrollment and performance trends for Sonoran Science Academy – Tucson, the program being replicated. The document also provides a market analysis, enrollment requirements, organizational structure and a start-up budget for the proposed middle school for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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Maryland State Board of Education, Andrews Public Charter School, Open Enrollment Waiver Opinion

This is a copy of the Maryland State Board of Education opinion supporting a waiver for Andrews Public Charter School of the requirement that a "public charter school be open to all students on a space available basis." The waiver, granted August 24, 2010, notes the school's plan to establish an enrollment ratio of 65 percent of students with parents assigned to the base and 35 percent of students with parents who are not assigned to the base, as well as the impact on base security forces and enrolllment in schools off the base.

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Sonoran Science Academy, Davis-Monthan, Replication Application Summary Report

This is a summary report from the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools recommending that a replication application for a Sonoran Science Academy at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base be granted. The report includes brief information about Sonoran Science Academy-Tucson's perfomance, market analysis, governance structure and the instructional program. The Board approved the replication application, a streamlined process for "proven quality charter schools."

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Bullet Background Paper on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Charter School

This Bullet Background Paper from Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases in Tucson, Arizona, summarizes important issues and events in the development and operation of a charter middle school on the base. The report begins with a description of a consolidation move by the Tucson Unified School District of schools it operated on the base.

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Proposal Preparation Instructions, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, School Project

This is a copy of Proposal Preparation Instructions provided by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in connection with its work to develop a school on the base. The instructions detail requirements for information that must be submitted in three areas: the technical proposal, financial capability, and lease certification. It also details the basis for a contract award, described as providing the "best value to the government," including provisions for special education.

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Statement of Objectives, Charter Middle School, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

This Statement of Objectives for a charter middle school on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, outlines the project being developed, including the scope of work, performance period, technical requirements, tasks to be performed and other requirements. A charter school was started in 2009 on the Air Force Base, which provided this document.

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A Toolbox to Help Start a School on a Military Base

This toolbox, provided through Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, where a charter school was started in 2009, offers step-by-step guidelines for considering the start-up of a school on a military base. The toolbox offers specific information about issues to consider, who should serve on project teams, examples of approvals needed, and processes.

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Tutor.com: Free Tutoring Provided for Eligible Military Dependents

Through this website, eligible U.S. military families and Department of Defense civilians have unlimited access at no cost and at all times to a wide variety of support from a certified, professional tutor online, including help with homework, studying, test preparation, and resume writing. The program is provided through the Department of Defense.