Fight educational inequity in St. Louis by supporting successful charter public schools.
In support of efforts to overcome educational inequity and ensure that all children receive the quality education they deserve without regard to income-level, race or ethnicity, the University of Missouri-St. Louis currently sponsors six charter public schools in St. Louis. UMSL’s College of Education established the Charter Schools Office over two years ago to provide oversight and support to its schools.
We are proud to sponsor six unique schools:
Both the Dean of the College of Education, Carole Basile, and the Director of Charter Schools, Bill Mendelsohn, believe that the sponsor’s responsibility to hold its schools accountable to its students and their families through vigilant oversight is paramount. We regularly evaluate our schools’ in the areas of student performance, governance, leadership and finance and ensure that our schools are compliant with state and federal statutes.
But this is just one aspect of our role. We deeply believe in the visions of our schools. If the students they serve are successful, their lives will be transformed through their ability to access the same opportunities available to their counterparts living in suburban school districts. So we also believe that our primary role is to support our schools in their quest to reach their visions for their students. We actualize this support in three ways:
Through this support, UMSL’s Charter School Office serves the children of St. Louis who deserve a great education.