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Townsend Community School (TCS) is a conversion community school established in 2011 and sponsored by the Margaretta Local School District. The credit-recovery school accomodates at-risk students in grades 9-12, and also offers adults education and college credit plus opportunities. It has a safe and innovative learning environment in a modern facility that allows each student to learn at their own pace.
As the sponsor of Townsend Community School, the Margaretta Local School District provides resources to support TCS. Our relationship with TCS is more like a partnership for an alternative educational delivery system to improve student achievement. Our commitment is to offer "managed growth" to meet the needs to each student by not trading enrollment and funding for individual student success.
SPONSOR MISSION STATEMENT
As a sponsor, the Margaretta Local School Disrict seeks to develop quality sponsoring practices and to sponsor innovative and high-performing community schools that provide choices to Ohio students who are seeking public education learning opportunities in alternative settings.
VALUES AND GOALS
1. Provide quality and proactive monitoring oversight and technical assistance to sponsored schools.
2. Conduct all sponsorship activities pursuant to Ohio law and strive to develop quality practices to further support sponsored schools in fulfilling their sponsorship contract.
3. Develop clear standards for approving new or existing charter schools to the extent that Margaretta Local School District has capacity and personnel available to sponsor additional schools.
4. Develop clear standards for renewing exisiting sponsored schools and only renewing schools that are consistent with Margaretta Local School District's Sponsor Mission Statement.