Mission

Advancing choice, innovation, and student success through rigorous authorizing and supportive oversight.

Vision

Every student has access to an excellent education that meets their unique learning needs.

Core Values

Students First

In all decisions, we first and foremost assess the impact on students. We are committed to superior results and engage in practices in which students succeed academically and are prepared for the future.
Choice
We provide choice for parents and students and leverage limited resources to provide the best possible education experience for school children.
Innovation
We foster the development of a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable statewide system of high performing public charter schools that foster innovation and experimentation. We work to share successful charter school educational innovations with other public schools.
Academic Excellence
We are committed to superior academic results and engage in practices that produce the highest quality outcomes in all our endeavors. We are advocates for high quality charter schools. We encourage the growth and expansion of successful, high-performing charter schools and work with low-performing schools to identify and make necessary improvements.
Autonomy and Accountability
We understand that autonomy is an essential requirement for innovation, experimentation, and diverse approaches to educating students. We encourage and support charter school autonomy with accountability and work with schools to ensure that they stay true to their charters. We hold schools accountable for the education of their students and their stewardship of public funds.
Goals
 
Communicate
By January 2022, one or more Utah State Charter School Board members or USCSB staff members will have met with 100% of schools.
Support
From September 2020 to January 2022, 50% of charter governing board members will be trained on expectations of governing board members and effective school governance.
Monitor
By the end of SY2023, all charter LEAs authorized by the SCSB will have
Schools not meeting these goals will be placed on Warning or Probation.
Innovate
The SCSB portfolio of charter schools will exemplify Utah’s commitment to providing students with unique pedagogies and evidence-based practices that will ensure they receive the best education possible.  For the 25-26 cohort, the SCSB will begin publishing new models and practices to inspire new school applications. Further, the SCSB will increase the percentage of SCSB schools in the top 100 schools in the state.