Charter Evaluation Criteria

According to Pennsylvania Charter School Law, charter school proposals are evaluated according to specific criteria, including but not limited to:

  1. The demonstrated, sustainable support for the charter school plan by teachers, parents, other community members and students including comments received at the public hearing held under subsection (d).
  2. The capability of the charter school applicant, in terms of support and planning, to provide comprehensive learning experiences to students pursuant to the adopted charter. 
  3. The extent to which the application considers the information requested in section 1719-A and conforms to the legislative intent outlined in section 1792-A.
  4. The extent to which the charter school may serve as a model for other public schools.  


CVSD Charter Application Review Team

Johannah Vanatta, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools

Scott Seltzer
Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership

Patricia Connolly 
Director of Finance and Operations

Jason Gardner
Director of Instructional Technology and Child Accounting

Mikaela Duckstein
Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships

Mark Zidek
Director of Facilities & Maintenance

Director Lisa Augustin and Team
Office of Charter Schools, Pittsburgh Public Schools