Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. Nancy B. Mansberger
Dr. Dennis C. McCrumb
Dr. Louann Bierlein Palmer
Charter school, arts-integrated curriculum
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This project investigates the process of starting a public school academy (i.e., charter school) in Benton Harbor, Michigan and completing the authorizing application. The dynamics of the project is documented in four phases. The first is the inquiry phase which is identifying, clarifying and documenting the problem. Phase two is designing a comprehension strategy in response to the problem. The third phase is implementing, creating and submitting a viable application for authorization to an educational institution and which is to be submitted to the Michigan State Department of Education for a charter school grant. The last phase of the project summarizes the process, citing lessons learned and recommendations for future references for starting a charter school.
Pearson, Donald W., "Starting a Charter School in Benton Harbor, Michigan" (2014). Masters Theses. 507.