Our Sponsor


Mission Statement

The Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, Community Schools Division, a high performing and efficient service organization, promotes academic excellence by being an educational resource and guide to the schools we sponsor throughout Ohio. 

Vision Statement

All parents will have choices among quality charter/community schools that meet their children’s needs.


Quality authorizing plays a critical role in creating and sustaining quality charter/community schools. A quality charter school is characterized by high student achievement, financial stewardship, and responsible governance and management. Charter schools can improve public education by creating greater educational opportunities for students and educators and greater educational accountability for public schools.

Currently, start-up public charter schools are limited to operating in the Big Eight Urban districts across Ohio.  A start-up charter school is developed by a team of people independent of the municipal district’s authority.  The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has contracted with Buckeye Community Hope Foundation to authorize/sponsor up to 43 start-up public charter schools.

Any school district may resolve to establish a charter within its district boundaries by converting a school building for that purpose.  There are a number of districts doing so across the state.

For a directory of public charter schools in operation across Ohio, you may visit:http://www.ode.state.oh.us and search for Directory of Community Schools and Sponsors.

For more information about Buckeye Hope Foundation click here.

Per requirements in Ohio Revised Code 3314.03 (D)(2), as the Sponsor of Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation monitored and evaluated the academic, fiscal, organizational, and operational performance of HSA Dayton Downtown for the 2010-2011 school year, and found the school to be substantially compliant and determined the school to be educating its students in a manner consistent with the school’s mission.

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