Metro Deaf School is authorized by Volunteers of America-Minnesota. VoA MN is an approved charter school authorizer through the Minnesota Department of Education. Every charter school in Minnesota is required to have an Authorizer (formerly known as a "sponsor"). VoA currently serves as the authorizer for 14 charter schools across the state of Minnesota. Each charter school is required to develop a contract and an accountability plan with their authorizer. The contract requirements and accountability plan are reviewed annually by VoA. Renewal of a contract (every 3-5 years) is dependent on overall performance and the meeting of goals/expectations set forth by VoA and the school board working collaboratively to determine what is best and most realistic for their school. VoA offers their schools non-profit management and board governance, as well as resources in the area of accountability and teaching.
Read more about VoA as an authorizer at http://www.voamncharters.org
VOA-MN Senior Manager for Charter School Authorizing
VOA Charter School Authorizing Program