Benefits of BCP Charter Schools
All children deserve access to an excellent school in their neighborhood. BCP does not run lottery-admission charter schools. Because we convert existing schools into neighborhood charter schools, our schools continue to serve their neighborhood zones. Any child living or moving into the neighborhood may enroll at any time, without participating in a lottery.
BCP works with, not against, existing school communities. All our schools have invited us to be their partner in a collaborative process that builds on the strengths already present in each school community.
Strong Schools = Strong Neighborhoods. By investing in neighborhood schools, we strengthen neighborhoods, making them more attractive for young families and new businesses.
BCP supports principals in all aspects of their job functions including hiring, staff management, problem solving, and professional development. BCP leadership schedules meetings with principals at least once a week.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BACK OFFICE SUPPORT
We provide an array of administrative and back office supports so principals can spend less time mired in paperwork and more time serving as instructional leaders. Our services include: financial management, accounting, budgeting, human resources, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, liaison services for schools with BCPS, fundraising, marketing/communications, partnership-building, legal support, project management, and other support as necessary.
ASSESSMENT, RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYSIS
- BCP uses a number of tools to assess student, teacher, and school performance including the NWEA MAP assessment, Direct Instruction data, state test scores, and classroom observation.
- BCP staff members stay abreast of the latest educational research and research-based strategies in order to identify effective programs for use in the schools.
- BCP has developed an in-house database to support data analysis.
“BCP is the best operator because it offers phenomenal onsite curricular and extracurricular development and support. It delivers credible, talented consultants who work daily onsite, side-by- side with school staff to identify and solve instructional and personnel challenges.… BCP’s focus is on continuously improving teaching and learning for each student.”