AT A GLANCE
Through The Fellowship, high-capacity individuals deeply committed to transforming urban education embark on a four-year process to design, build, and operate an excellent charter school.
YEAR ONE: TRAINING YEAR
Fellows participate in 85+ training days in Boston and beyond, visit over 45 exemplar schools nationwide, complete two extended residencies at high-performing charter schools, write and submit their charter application, and build a founding board.
Upon completion of the training year, BES continues to work closely with leaders in Years Two through Four through Follow On Support, to ensure that schools start strong.
YEAR TWO: PLANNING YEAR
Leaders become strong project managers, develop leadership skills where they have gaps, gain content knowledge, hire their founding team, recruit their founding students, move from lead founder to school leader, and crystallize the vision for the school.
YEAR THREE: FOUNDATIONAL YEAR
Leaders continue to build on their vision, welcome their inaugural class of students, become strong teacher coaches, use data to aggressively move academic results, manage and cultivate talent, and implement personal organization systems that allow them to effectively deliver on their core responsibilities.
YEAR FOUR: OPERATIONAL YEAR
Leaders champion and uphold their vision as the school doubles, sharpen the academic focus, manage talent in a competitive market, develop talent for future school growth, and manage their role to empower others.