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We is one of the most powerful

words in the English language,


LIe hrsL word oI LIe Constitution
and underscores the collaborative
efforts that have made this country
great. Its also the key concept
behind each of our schools.
Responsive Education Solutions
2012 Annual Report
We
We has been fundamental to all our
endeavors since our inception. We work
together with parents, students, a dedicated
teaching staff, and the community. We have
created educational environments which
celebrate learning, respect individual
differences, build character, and instill life-
long core values. We are fully accredited,
open to everyone, and tuition-free. We are
academically successful, consistently out-
performing other public schools. We are
positively and permanently improving
public education. We are ResponsiveEd.
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by partnership, continuing to
focus on our commitment to be
responsive to the students and
communities we serve. That
responsiveness ultimately led to
sustained rapid growth, as our
schools became known for their
high academic achievement,
blended learning systems, inte-
grated character building pro-
grams, unique teacher coaching
and mentoring model, and ever
increasing successful graduates.
Our current long-term pro-
jections are ambitious, as they
should be, and will require
tremendous teamwork to real-
ize. We are determined to
become u sIgnIhcunL Iorce und
recognized leader in innovation
and academic achievement,
and to participate with like-
minded organizations to
transform education within the
next decade.
Our continued momentum
und expunded Inuence wIII
be predicated in part on con-
tinued rapid growth. However,
an increasing portion of that
growth will come as the result
of collaborations with a broad
portfolio of public and private
partners to both expand the
scope of our endeavors and
strengthen our core business
with new ventures. We are
excited at the opportunities
these partnerships present and
look forward to the coming
year with great expectations.
Chuck Cook, CEO
This is due in no small part to
our passionate board of directors,
talented administrators and
educators who have joined us,
as well as collaborative efforts of
the students, parents, and com-
munity leaders.
We have been selected to
participate in a unique oppor-
tunity with Austin ISD that
demonstrates we not only
understand the concept of col-
laboration, but can execute in
a truly collaborative manner
with a partner that, in times
past, would have considered us
a competitor. We believe this
experience will propel us to a
higher level of thinking and
achievement.
We are especially grateful
to the thousands of students
whose commitment, dedication,
and hard work have sustained
our belief in them as well as
the collective methodologies
we embrace.
This company was created
through a shared vision for
effective collaboration. We have
stayed true to our vision and let
growth occur organically and
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This year has, in many
ways, been our most
rewarding. We have
continued high academic
performance across
the district, even as it has
grown sIgnIhcunLIy.
Time and time again
we have seen the value
of a community/school
partnership and the
difference it can make
in the lives of kids.
AMARI LLO
EL PASO
AUSTI N
SAN ANTONI O
HOUSTON
DALLAS
ABI LENE
ENROLLMENT
ResponsiveEd has grown
rapidly to become the larg-
est charter district in Texas,
since ue opened our jrst
campuses in 1999.
726
7,456
1999 2011
CAMPUSES
We started with just 15
campuses and currently
have more than 50 with
more opening each year.
15
50+
1999 2011
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THE RESPONSI VEED
COMMUNI TY
OF SCHOOLS
Vista Academies
Quest Middle Schools
Premier High Schools
iSchool High
Small Campuses,
Big Growth
OUR GROWTH:
Premier High Schools were
created to bring disengaged
high school students back
into the educational system
and enable them to gradu-
ate. Premier High Schools are
fully accredited. They provide
students an enhanced, highly
individualized education spe-
cIhcuIIy desIgned Lo reenguge
the interest of those failed by
the conventional system. The
typical Premier High School
student enrolls only after they
have fallen far behind their
peers. Once they enroll, these
students achieve amazing
educational gains. In the last
13 years, more than 6,000
Premier students have earned
a high school diploma.
Our Brands and
Our Rankings
OUR BRANDS:
PREMI ER FACT
For the last 5 years, 100% of
Premier High Schools received
the highest Alternative Education
Accountability (AEA) rating.
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AGENCY RATI NG
Abilene: Highest AEA Rating
Austin: Highest AEA Rating
North Austin : Highest AEA Rating
Beaumont: Highest AEA Rating
Brownsville: Highest AEA Rating
Brownwood: Highest AEA Rating
Comanche: Highest AEA Rating
Dayton: Highest AEA Rating
Del Rio: Highest AEA Rating
Dublin: Highest AEA Rating
El Paso: Highest AEA Rating
Ft. Worth: Highest AEA Rating
Granbury: Highest AEA Rating
Huntsville: Highest AEA Rating
Laredo: Highest AEA Rating
Lubbock: Highest AEA Rating
Midland: Highest AEA Rating
Mission: Highest AEA Rating
New Braunfels: Highest AEA Rating
North Texas Job
Corps: Highest AEA Rating
Palmview: Highest AEA Rating
Pharr: Highest AEA Rating
San Antonio: Highest AEA Rating
San Juan: Highest AEA Rating
Tyler: Highest AEA Rating
Waco: Highest AEA Rating
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6k +
A STUDENT DROPS OUT
OF SCHOOL EVERY 26 SECONDS.
STUDENTS EARNI NG
HIGH SCHOOL DI PLOMAS SI NCE 1999
1,200 +
NUMBER OF STUDENTS
WHO GRADUATED I N 201 2
Committed to the individual
success of each student, iSchool
High is a public high school sys-
tem designed to provide diverse
opportunities and challenges.
Authentic learning demands
that students connect what they
learn with real world experi-
ences. This approach results
in learning that goes beyond
typical education and engages
students in life-changing pur-
suits. Integrating project-based
elements into the classroom,
and dedicating portions of each
day for real-world learning,
gives iSchool students the most
effective opportunity to grow
and develop as young adults.
The result is an exciting, adven-
turous, and quality education.
I SCHOOL HI GH FACT
iSchool High blends teacher
and technology to increase the
opportunity for each learner
to discover his or her true potential.
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AGENCY RATI NG
iSchool at University Park:
New
iSchool High STEM:
Recognized
iSchool Media Arts Academy:
New
60%
35%
JOBS THAT WI LL REQUI RE A CAREER
CERTI FICATE OR COLLEGE DEGREE I N 2020
FRESHMEN AT TEXAS PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
I NSTI TUTIONS THAT WERE NOT PREPARED
FOR COLLEGE- LEVEL WORK ACCORDI NG TO THE TEXAS
HIGHER EDUCATION COORDI NATI NG BOARD
OUR BRANDS:
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OUR BRANDS:
Vista Academies provide early
education opportunities for
young learners. We are the
elementary school compo-
nent of ResponsiveEds college
preparatory program. Our
programs are academically
successful and character-based,
combining traditional cur-
riculum and advanced learning
techniques. Vista Academies
provide a distinctly different
learning environment dedi-
cated to students intellectual,
character, and social develop-
ment. Our schools provide a
strong civics component that
equips students to understand
the principles of the Consti-
tution and prepares them to
become productive citizens in
the democratic process.
VISTA ACADEMIES
VISTA ACADEMIES
VI STA FACT
We are smaller by design, offering
low student-to-teacher ratios
and a private school atmosphere.
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AGENCY RATI NG
Amarillo: Recognized
Beaumont: Recognized
Carrollton: Exemplary
Clay Academy:
Academically Acceptable
Coppell: Exemplary
Crockett: Academically
Acceptable
Dallas : Academically
Acceptable
Desoto : New
Garland: Recognized
Hickory Creek : Recognized
Hunstville: Academically
Acceptable
Jasper: Recognized
Lewisville: Recognized
Willis: Exemplary
The Woodlands: Exemplary
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VI STA ACADEMI ES ARE SMALLER BY DESIGN
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Quest Middle Schools were
designed to produce highly
motivated and capable learn-
ers who intend to excel in
high school and college. Our
administrators and teachers
care about students and have a
passion to see them reach their
full potential. To realize this, we
combine modern educational
technologies and advanced
learning methods with a high
level of personal attention and
individual instruction. At Quest,
we have created an environ-
ment of learning that stimu-
lates intellectual curiosity and
rewards achievement.
QUEST FACT
Quest Middle School in
Lewisville was rated Exemplary
for the second year in a row by
the Texas Education Agency.
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AGENCY RATI NG
Coppell: New
Lewisville: Exemplary
OUR BRANDS:
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STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT LEADERSHI P SKI LLS THROUGH
OUR 7 HABI TS OF EFFECTI VE TEENS ENVI RONMENT.
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HABI T 1
BE PROACTI VE

Take responsibility for your life.


HABI T 2
BEGI N WI TH THE END I N MI ND

Dejne our mission cnd ocls in lije.


HABI T 3
PUT FI RST THI NGS FI RST

Prioritize cnd do the most importcnt thins jrst.


HABI T 4
THI NK WI N-WI N

Have an everyone-can-win attitude.


HABI T 5
SEEK FI RST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD

Listen to people sincerely.


HABI T 6
SY NERGI ZE

Work together to achieve more.


HABI T 7
SHARPEN THE SAW

Renew yourself regularly.


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Partnering with Austin
Independent School
District, Targeting Dropouts
CASE STUDY:
Beginning this school year,
ResponsiveEd is undertak-
ing one of the most exciting
programs in our history. In
collaboration with the Austin
Independent School District
and the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, ResponsiveEd is
opening Premier High School
learning centers within the
campuses of Lanier High
School and Travis High
School. Working together,
this newly created Gradua-
tion Pathway program focuses
on the learning process by
emphasizing a personalized
approach, as do all Premier
High Schools. This program,
based primarily on the Pre-
mier model, delivers individual
students a prescribed course
of study. Using individualized
curriculum plans, as well as
direct teaching, paper-based
curriculum, and computer-
based instruction, students
can recover credits, accelerate
credit accrual, and receive high
dosage tutoring in math and
other needed areas.
In an effort to better pro-
vide high-quality instruction
and academic opportunities
for all Austin-area students,
the Austin Independent
School District and local
charter school leaders have
come together to form
the Austin District-Charter
Collaboration Compact.
The Gates Foundation
awarded $100,000 to
the Austin Compact to
support its work as part
of an overall initiative
to support communities
where district and char-
ter leaders agree to col-
laborate in a meaningful
way to increase college
and career readiness for
all students.
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Founders Classical Academy
CASE STUDY:
In the fall of 2012, Founders
Classical Academy will open
in Lewisville, Texas. It was
founded as a partnership
between Hillsdale College,
a highly regarded private
liberal arts college, and
ResponsiveEd. The school
will provide a well-rounded
education that is distinctly
classical, pursues knowledge,
promotes virtue, stimulates
an appetite for life-long
learning, and prepares K-12
students for prosperous
lives in a free society.
Founders Classical Acad-
emy will uphold high academic
standards for all students
regardless of educational
background, socioeconomic
status, and innate ability. The
curriculum will be content-
rich, following a Classical,
traditional education model.
The philosophical virtues
of courage, justice, wisdom,
and moderation, as well
as American principles in
self-government, will be
IdenLIhed und cIeurIy LuugIL
in a seamless manner
through course content.
Most importantly, the
school is dedicated to prepar-
ing our students for successive
achievement, instilling a life-
long interest in learning, and
producing the character and
judgment necessary for them
to become leaders and citizens
in a free and just society.
Our curriculum will
follow a rigorous course
of study based on
the classic paradigm
of the Trivium: the
progression from
Grammar to Dialectic
(Logic) to Rhetoric.
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Lonestar College
CASE STUDY:
iSchool High at University
Park is a public charter school
open to all students in the
greater Houston area. The
school is a partnership with
Lone Star College (LSC) that
blends high school and col-
lege into one educational
experience, giving students
a head start on both college
and career. It allows students
to earn their high school
diploma and up to two years
of college credit in four years,
tuition-free.
Located on the 71-acre
University Park campus of
Lone Star College, iSchool
High students gradually tran-
sition from high school classes
into college courses taught by
LSC professors. The program
combines academic rigor with
the opportunity for students to
save both time and moneya
powerful motivation to work
hard and meet serious intel-
lectual challenges. It can sig-
nIhcunLIy reduce LIe LIme und
cost of obtaining an Associates
Degree, facilitate the transition
between high school and col-
lege, and reduce the need for
remedial coursework.
We hrmIy beIIeve LIuL
our sLudenLs benehL Irom
the challenge of college-level
work, and it is well worth
the cost.
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iSchool High, in
conjunction with
LSC-University
Park, began offer-
ing standard dual
credit courses to its
high school students
in the spring 2012
session. Dual credit
courses allow a high
school junior or
senior to enroll in a
college course and
receive simultaneous
academic credit for
the course from both
Lone Star College
and iSchool High.
Park

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Walton Family
Foundation:
Expansion into Arkansas
and Oklahoma
CASE STUDY:
Responsive Education Solutions
has been honored recently with
a grant from the Walton Family
Foundation to create innovative
schools in Arkansas and Okla-
homa. The goal is to increase
student achievement by provid-
ing high quality educational
opportunities.
The Walton Family Foun-
dation has a proven record of
commitment and passion for
students as well as funding
organizations who are the most
innovative in education. This
joint effort to reach more stu-
dents in these two states creates
opportunities for increased stu-
dent learning and achievement.
ResponsiveEd is currently
moving forward with strategic
plans to open Vista Academies
and Quest Middle Schools that
are connected to community
and family. There are also
plans to open Premier High
Schools to provide students
a second opportunity to re-
engage with learning, iSchool
High to provide a rigorous col-
lege preparatory curriculum,
and Founders Classical Acad-
emy to offer a traditional K-12
liberal arts education.
The campuses in Arkansas
and Oklahoma will lead the
way for students to be better
prepared for success as adults.
Together, the Walton Family
Foundation and ResponsiveEd
will have a tremendous impact
on the lives and education of
students and families in these
states and beyond.
ResponsiveEd received
a grant from the Walton
Family Foundation that
will allow the organiza-
tion to expand its highly
successful educational
programs into Arkansas
and Oklahoma.
While funding our growth
has been a challenge, we are
exceptionally well prepared
to meet the current environ-
ment of budget cuts. Charter
schools have always had to
manage with less public fund-
ing than the traditional public
school districts, and we do it
extremely well. Streamlined
operating structures, proj-
ect cost containment, and
advanced resource utilization
are integral to our management
process. Plus, from our begin-
ning, we have always been
very conservuLIve In our hscuI
management and consistently
exceed the recommended
best practices guidelines out-
lined by the Texas Education
Agency and the Texas Charter
School Association.
Financial Summary Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2011
Revenue
State Revenue $54,147,936
Federal Revenue 4,631,089
Local Support 843,693
Total Revenue $59,622,718
Expenditures
PuyroII und BenehLs $z,qo,qq
Professional and Contracted Services 13,425,382
Supplies and Materials 3,687,199
Other Operating Costs 1,950,936
Interest Expense 468,610
Total Expenditures $52,435,471
NeL SurpIus (DehcIency) $;,18;,zq;
Function Expense Summary Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2011
Program Services
Instruction and Related Services $34,741,034 66.3%
Instructional and School Leadership 7,626,714 14.5%
Total Program Services $42,367,748 80.8%
Support Services
Administrative Support Services $3,061,683 5.8%
Student Support Services 1,539,105 2.9%
Facility Maintenance and Operations 4,487,334 8.6%
Security and Data Processing Services 280,951 0.5%
Debt Service 468,610 0.9%
Fundraising and Community Services 230,040 0.4%
Total Support Services $10,067,723 19.2%

Total Expenditures $52,435,471
Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2011
Assets
Total Current Assets $19,284,675
Property and Equipment, Net of Depreciation 12,357,504
Other Assets 323,819
Total Assets $31,965,998

Liabilities And Net Assets
Current Liabilities $6,499,168
Long Term Liabilities 8,473,891
Net Assets 16,992,939
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $31,965,998
OUR NUMBERS:
201 1 SUPPORT
EXPENDI TURES
INSTRUCTION
$34,741,034
COMMUNITY
SERVICES
$230,040
FACILITIES
$4,487,334
STUDENT SUPPORT
$1,539,105
ADMINISTRATIVE
$3,061,683
SECURITY & IT
$280,951
CAMPUS
LEADERSHIP
$7,626,714
DEBT SERVICE
$468,610
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
$59,622,718
$45,262,750
$32,122,687
$22,065,218
$17,863,442
$14,684,215
$15,967,645
$14,419,446
$11,623,639
$10,424,374.88
$8,032,796
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GROWTH
Financial
Highlights
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66%
or LIe hrsL LIme In our nuLIon`s
history, the current generation
of students seems unlikely
to enjoy the same prosperity
and quality of life than their
parents did.
In the last half of the 20
th

century, our much-praised pub-
lic education system became an
unresponsive bureaucracy that
burned out teachers, frustrated
administrators, angered taxpay-
ers, and failed a large portion of
its students.
We are reinventing educa-
tion as it should be for the 21
st

centuryrich in tradition,
with a talented and motivated
faculty, character-building
curriculum, academic rigor,
technologically enabled learn-
ing, and a fully engaged student
body. We have managed to do
this by honoring the talents and
mission of all those involved
in the education process and
remuInIng Lrue Lo LIe hve prI-
mary directives under which
we have always operated:
:. We put the student jrst.
2. We believe every student
can learn.
3. We expect students to own
the learning process.
4. We value the learning process
as our primary goal.
5. We acknowledge each student
as an individual with unique
qualities and talents.
With these basic tenets
and a lot of hard work, we
believe that ResponsiveEd
can help restore public educa-
tion to what it was and should
still bethe gateway to the
American dream.
Creating the Future
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500
125,000
Vi s i on 2020
SCHOOLS
STUDENTS
12,500
TEAM MEMBERS
PO Box 292730
Lewisville, Texas 75029
(972) 316-3663
www.responsiveed.com
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