NACSA Educational Service Provider Information Clearinghouse

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Welcome to NACSA's Education Service Provider Clearinghouse, online since 2002. The Clearinghouse is a one-stop source of objective information describing education service providers serving charter schools nationwide. The updated ESP Clearinghouse features profiles of 44 national and regional service providers - nearly every service provider working with charter schools sponsored by two or more authorizers. NACSA hopes that this Clearinghouse will help build the quality, sustainability, and success of service relationships between charter schools and education providers.

Each listing in the Clearinghouse describes the services provided by the ESP to charter schools, the educational programming offered, a listing of all charter schools served by the ESP, organizational structure and contact information, and references to accountability data, evaluations, news articles and other documents that examine the ESP's educational programs or schools. The information was collected from a wide range of sources, including the service providers themselves, charter authorizers around the country, state education agencies, and other public sources.

From this page, you can browse profiles of:

  »  All 44 Education Service Providers
  »  22 Education Management Organizations that provide comprehensive education management services and/or are contracted to operate a school.
  »  18 Comprehensive School Design Providers that have developed a replicable school model and/or a common pedagogical, instructional, and governance approach shared by schools that adopt the design.
  »  4 Virtual School Management Organizations that provide comprehensive education management services primarily for virtual schools, cyber schools, distance learning schools, home schools, and/or independent study schools.
The search page can be used to create a custom listing of ESPs based on a variety of ESP characteristics.

Full access to the Clearinghouse is available only to NACSA Members or Associate Members. If you wish to become a NACSA Member or Associate Member, you can Join NACSA now. A publicly-accessible demonstration area of the Clearinghouse contains a fictional profile illustrating the types of information available.

The Clearinghouse has been updated to include 2004-05 school year data and expanded to include new organizations by Adam Lowe of Saffron Ventures, thanks to a grant to NACSA from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The information shared about the providers listed in these pages does not imply endorsement by NACSA or the Foundation. Users of the Clearinghouse are encouraged to consult a variety of sources, including charter school authorizers and the service providers themselves, and to make independent assessments based on all available information.



Last updated: March 2005. If you have suggestions or comments about this Clearinghouse, please contact
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