Gulen charter school lists



Updated July 2, 2015

For the 2015-16 school year, 148 Gulen-linked charter schools are expected to operate in 27 states + DC. A total of 165 schools have been opened since 1999, but 17 of them are no longer operating as Gulen-linked charter schools.

This page contains the following:

A. Timeline summary
B. List of active Gulen-linked charter schools
C. State spread
D. Information about closed schools


TIMELINE SUMMARY


# active in previous
school year
# closed at end of previous
school year
# opened this
school year
# net active schools this
school year
1999-00
0
0
2
2
2000-01
2
0
4
6
2001-02
6
0
2
8
2002-03
8
0
3
11
2003-04
11
0
2
13
2004-05
13
0
7
20
2005-06
20
0
10
30
2006-07
30
0
11
41
2007-08
41
0
16
57
2008-09
57
0
21
78
2009-10
78
0
20
98
2010-11
98
0
25
123
2011-12
123
-2
10
131
2012-13
131
-2
6
135
2013-14
135
-6
13
142
2014-15
142
-2
9
149
2015-16
149
-5
4
148

 
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LIST OF ACTIVE GULEN-LINKED CHARTER SCHOOLS

State
Charter School
Opening year
Arizona
Sonoran Science Academy - Tucson
2001
Arizona
Sonoran Science Academy - Phoenix
2004
Arizona
Paragon Science Academy
2008
Arizona
Sonoran Science Academy - Broadway
2008
Arizona
Sonoran Science Academy - Davis Monthan Air Force Base
2009
Arizona
Sonoran Science Academy - Peoria
2013
Arkansas
LISA Academy
2004
Arkansas
LISA Academy - North
2008
California
Magnolia Science Academy 1
2002
California
Bay Area Technology School
2004
California
Magnolia Science Academy - San Diego
2005
California
Magnolia Science Academy 2
2007
California
Magnolia Science Academy 3
2008
California
Magnolia Science Academy 4
2008
California
Magnolia Science Academy 5
2008
California
Magnolia Science Academy - Santa Ana
2009
California
Magnolia Science Academy 6
2009
California
Magnolia Science Academy - Santa Clara
2010
California
Magnolia Science Academy 7
2010
California
Magnolia Science Academy 8 - Bell
2010
Colorado
Lotus School for Excellence
2006
District of Columbia
Harmony School of Excellence - DC
2014
Florida
River City Science Academy
2007
Florida
STARS Middle School
2007
Florida
Orlando Science Middle/High School
2008
Florida
New Springs Middle School (New Springs Schools)
2010
Florida
River City Science Academy - Elementary
2010
Florida
New Springs Elementary School
2011
Florida
Orlando Science Elementary
2012
Florida
Discovery Academy of Science
2013
Florida
River City Science Academy - Innovation
2013
Florida
Broward Math & Science Schools
2014
Florida
Seminole Science Charter School
2015*
Illinois
Chicago Math and Science Academy
2004
Illinois
Horizon Science Academy Belmont
2013
Illinois
Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park
2013
Illinois
Horizon Science Academy Southwest Chicago
2014
Illinois
Horizon Science Academy Clay Evans
2015*
Indiana
Indiana Math & Science Academy - West
2007
Indiana
Indiana Math & Science Academy - North
2010
Indiana
Indiana Math & Science Academy - South
2013
Louisiana
Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School
2008
Maryland
Chesapeake Science Point Charter School
2005
Maryland
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy
2011
Maryland
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy Elementary 
2014
Maryland
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy South
2014
Massachusetts
Pioneer Charter School of Science
2007
Massachusetts
Hampden Charter School of Science
2009
Massachusetts
Pioneer Charter School of Science II
2013
Michigan
Michigan Math and Science Academy
2009
Minnesota
Minnesota Math and Science Academy
2014
Missouri
Frontier School of Excellence
2007
Missouri
Frontier School of Innovation
2009
Missouri
Frontier STEM High School
2009
Missouri
Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis
2010
Missouri
Gateway Science Academy High School
2012
Missouri
Gateway Science Academy South
2013
Nevada
Coral Academy of Science - Reno
2000
Nevada
Coral Academy of Science - Las Vegas
2007
New Jersey
Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology
2003
New Jersey
Central Jersey College Prep
2006
New Jersey
Bergen Arts and Science Charter School
2007
New Jersey
Passaic Arts and Science Charter School
2011
New Jersey
Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School
2012
New Jersey
Paterson Arts and Science Charter School
2013
New Mexico
Albuquerque School of Excellence
2010
New York
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School
2003
New York
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School
2004
New York
Rochester Academy Charter School
2008
New York
Utica Academy of Science Charter School
2013
North Carolina
Triad Math and Science Academy
2008
North Carolina
Triangle Math and Science Academy
2012
North Carolina
Queen City STEM Academy
2015*
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy  – Columbus (high school)
1999
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Cleveland (high school)
1999
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Dayton (elementary)
2004
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Toledo (high school)
2004
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Cincinnati
2005
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Cleveland Middle School
2005
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Denison Middle School
2005
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Springfield
2005
Ohio
Noble Academy – Cleveland
2006
Ohio
Noble Academy – Columbus
2006
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Columbus Middle School
2007
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Denison Elementary School
2008
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Elementary School
2008
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Dayton High School
2009
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Lorain
2009
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Dayton Downtown
2010
Ohio
Horizon Science Academy – Youngstown
2010
Oklahoma
Dove Science Academy - Tulsa
2000
Oklahoma
Dove Science Academy - Oklahoma City
2001
Oklahoma
Dove Science Academy Elementary School
2008
Oklahoma
Discovery School of Tulsa
2009
Pennsylvania
Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School
2005
Pennsylvania
Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School
2011
South Carolina
Greenville Renewable Energy Education ("GREEN") Charter School
2013
Tennessee
Memphis School of Excellence
2010
Texas
Harmony Science Academy [High School]
2000
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Austin
2002
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - Houston
2005
Texas
School of Science and Technology
2005
Texas
Harmony School of Excellence
2006
Texas
Harmony School of Science - Austin
2006
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - El Paso
2006
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Fort Worth
2006
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Houston NW
2006
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - San Antonio
2006
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Beaumont
2007
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Bryan/College Station
2007
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Dallas
2007
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Lubbock
2007
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Waco
2007
Texas
Harmony School of Science - Houston
2008
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Brownsville
2008
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Grand Prairie
2008
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Laredo
2008
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - North Austin
2008
Texas
School of Science and Technology Discovery
2008
Texas
Harmony School of Excellence - Austin
2009
Texas
Harmony School of Excellence - Endeavor
2009
Texas
Harmony School of Ingenuity
2009
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas
2009
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - El Paso
2009
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Euless
2009
Texas
School of Science and Technology - Alamo
2009
Texas
School of Science and Technology Corpus Christi
2009
Texas
Harmony School of Advancement - High
2010
Texas
Harmony School of Discovery - Houston
2010
Texas
Harmony School of Fine Arts and Technology
2010
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - San Antonio
2010
Texas
Harmony School of Nature & Athletics
2010
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Garland
2010
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Houston
2010
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - Odessa
2010
Texas
Harmony School of Political Science and Communication
2011
Texas
Harmony School of Science - Houston High
2011
Texas
Harmony Science Academy - West Houston
2011
Texas
Harmony School of Business - Dallas
2012
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - Fort Worth
2012
Texas
Harmony School of Exploration - Houston
2013
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - Euless
2013
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - Austin
2014
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - Garland
2014
Texas
Harmony School of Innovation - Laredo
2014
Texas
Harmony School of Excellence - Dallas
2015*
Utah
Beehive Science and Technology Academy
2005
Wisconsin
Milwaukee Math and Science Academy
2011

* Expected to open


STATE SPREAD

Arizona
6
Arkansas
2
California
12
Colorado
1
District of Columbia
1
Florida
11
Illinois
5
Indiana
3
Louisiana
1
Maryland
4
Massachusetts
3
Michigan
1
Minnesota
1
Missouri
6
Nevada
2
New Jersey
6
New Mexico
1
New York
4
North Carolina
3
Ohio
17
Oklahoma
4
Pennsylvania
2
South Carolina
1
Tennessee
1
Texas
48
Utah
1
Wisconsin
1
TOTAL
148


INFORMATION ABOUT CLOSED SCHOOLS

School
Opened
in fall of
Discontinued
at end of
Reason
code*
Details
Abramson Science and Technology Charter School
2007-08
2010-11
R
Charter abruptly revoked (multiple reasons); RSD took control of school
Magnolia Science Academy - San Diego 2
2010-11
2010-11
C
Voluntary surrender of charter (low enrollment)
Fulton Science Academy
2002-03
2011-12
P
Non-renewal of charter; converted to private school
Wisconsin Career Academy
2000-01
2011-12
P
Converted to a private school that closed after one year
Baltimore IT Academy
2011-12
2012-13
R
Control over this "transformation" school returned to Baltimore City Public Schools
Minnesota School of Science
2011-12
2012-13
C
Voluntary closure (financial problems)
Pacific Technology School - Orangevale
2009-10
2012-13
C
Voluntary closure (low enrollment, financial problems)
Sonoran Science Academy - Phoenix Metro
2010-11
2012-13
C
Replaced by a new school: Sonoran Science Academy - Peoria
Sweetwater Branch Academy
2008-09
2012-13
C
Voluntary closure (low enrollment)
Sweetwater Branch Academy Elementary
2010-11
2012-13
C
Charter revoked (poor academic performance)
Horizon Science Academy – Cleveland Elementary School
2008-09
2013-14
C
Voluntary surrender (not financially viable)
Horizon Science Academy – Toledo Downtown
2010-11
2013-14
C
Voluntary surrender (not financially viable)
Fulton Science Academy High School
2006-07
2014-15
P
Non-renewal of charter; converted to private school
Fulton Sunshine Academy, Elementary School
2010-11
2014-15
P
Non-renewal of charter; converted to private school
Quest Charter Academy
2010-11
2014-15
R
Non-GM-linked board terminated its contract with a GM-linked CMO (Concept Schools)
Sonoran Science Academy - Ahwatukee
2009-10
2014-15
C
Voluntary surrender (not financially viable)
Truebright Science Academy
2007-08
2014-15
C
Non-renewal of charter in April 2012; remained open for three years during multiple appeals

*Reason codes
P – converted to private
C – closed
R – control removed