The findings of the State Auditor's investigative audit of EPIC Charter Schools have provoked political theater but little analysis and review of the audit's quality and objectiveness. We will do that here. Whether you watch the series of short videos on audit topics that we will add to this website each week or you read our Point-by-Point Response with back-up documentation, you will be provided facts about EPIC and the many errors in this audit. It's time for truth.
Audit Response to EPIC Board of Education
EPIC Presentation to SDE on Auditor's Cost Penalty Errors, February 2021
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INSTALLMENT ONE: TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM
INSTALLMENT TWO: COMMINGLING/THE LEARNING FUND
DEMOGRAPHICS ACROSS OKLAHOMA
EPIC Charter Schools is serving approximately 60,000 students as of the 2021 legislative session. The dramatic increase in student population can be largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has altered people's lives across the state of Oklahoma and changed the way our state educates students.
We encourage policymakers to talk with their local constituents who work for or receive their education from EPIC as to what their EPIC 'why' is. One thing everyone shares in common: a firm belief that school can be different and that parents and students are entitled to authentic public school choice.
Find your House and Senate district, and learn what that district's EPIC demographics are.
EPIC Charter Schools provides a free and highly customizable education to the students and families that we serve. From humble beginnings to becoming Oklahoma’s largest public school system, serving nearly 60,000 students, our mission has remained the same: fulfilling every student’s individual potential. We accomplish this through personalized educational plans focused on school and family partnership to achieve optimal student performance.
EPIC Charter Schools is a public charter school system that is held to the same standards in financial and academic reporting and accountability as all other public schools in Oklahoma. To coordinate our reporting processes, our school system works with the State Department of Education, Oklahoma Virtual Charter School Board and Rose State College. Click the button below to learn more about our audit findings and EPIC's response.
EPIC'S TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
EPIC News Network (ENN) is Oklahoma’s first and only statewide journalism program for high school students. ENN teaches students the principles of news gathering, reporting, writing, editing, photojournalism, audio-visual production and ethics. Click the button below to learn more about our news network.
EPIC NEWS NETWORK
Parents and students are empowered in the education process. The success of every student involves the collaboration between the parent, the student and the teacher. Click the link below to learn more about EPIC's education model.
A STUDENT-INFORMED, PARENT-EMPOWERING EDUCATION MODEL
Our teachers are key to the success of EPIC students. Click the button below to learn more about what our teachers and staff think about EPIC.
EPIC Charter Schools provides services to students and families through two charters: Rose State College sponsors EPIC’s Blended Learning Charter and the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board authorizes EPIC’s One-On-One Charter. Both charters are fully state accredited by the State Board of Education and have national accreditation through AdvancED.
BLENDED LEARNING CENTERS AND ONE-ON-ONE
EPIC Charter Schools provide an education option chosen by parents and students to meet unique needs, circumstances and personalities. Parents know their students’ needs and can coordinate with education experts to find the best possible fit. While EPIC is not the best possible solution for every family, it can provide learning opportunities alongside traditional schools to fill in gaps within Oklahoma’s education landscape.
MEETING FAMILIES WHERE THEY ARE
EPIC Charter Schools provides services to nearly 60,000 students in the state of Oklahoma. The vast majority of our students receive their services through our One-On-One Learning Model, while some students in Tulsa and Oklahoma County attend one of EPIC’s Blended Learning Centers.
FLEXIBLE LEARNING MODEL
With the state of Oklahoma’s ongoing teacher shortage, EPIC is taking an innovative approach with our EPIC UTeach program. The program helps degree professionals become certified teachers.
AN INNOVATIVE EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM
EPIC Charter Schools’ One-on-One Charter and the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board (SVCSB) reached a settlement according to terms decided in April 2021.
EPIC AND EYS SETTLEMENT OVERVIEW
EPIC Charter Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) created for the families we serve. Five full-time OKDHS specialists have been assigned to the School-Based Services Program in support of our students’ families as well as EPIC teachers and administrators.
SCHOOL-BASED SERVICES PROGRAM