Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Achievement School District (ASD) new school authorization.
The ASD authorizes a bit differently and on a different timeline from the local districts since we authorize operators specifically to turn around schools on a state intervention list, the Priority List. We will update this “2017 Authorization Updates” page with more information about our authorization process and share the 2017 authorization timeline when they are confirmed, which will likely be finalized this spring with a summer authorization cycle. Please know that we require an additional letter of intent (LOI), separate from the state’s process, at the time that we release our timeline and materials. The ASD will provide advanced notice of that timeline and all requirements for the process in a timely manner. Please see the resources provided throughout the “Open a School” page and email CharterRFP@tn-asd.org with any questions.