charter1A Commitment to Quality

We believe the opportunity to educate students is a privilege and a public trust.  In exchange for that privilege and the autonomy they are afforded, public charter schools are held highly accountable for the academic, operational and financial performance of the schools they run.  This is the charter school promise.  At the Center, we take this promise seriously and promote its fulfillment by offering services and advocating for policies that ensure

  • A) High performing schools have the resources and conditions they need to thrive in Tennessee.
  • B)  High potential schools have the support they need to achieve and sustain excellence.
  • C)  Low performing schools are not allowed to persist without intervention and, in some cases, closure.

Because of our emphasis on quality, we are not a membership organization and do not advocate on behalf of any particular school or schools.  Instead, we are driven by our mission to serve students and families, advocate for the conditions and resources that facilitate quality, and represent a coalition of schools that are committed to and endorse our School Quality Framework.

TCSC also uses the Quality Framework to provide actionable data to facilitate the continual improvement of charter school sectors across the state through the development of sector and school specific programs and initiatives.