The authorizing mission of Osprey Wilds is to ensure quality academic and environmental literacy outcomes for Minnesota students through effective charter school authorizing.
The authorizing vision of Osprey Wilds is to authorize a portfolio of high performing charter schools that instill a connection and commitment to the environment in their school communities while working towards a healthy planet where all people live in balance with the Earth.
In 2003, Osprey Wilds became a sponsor of charter schools in order to further our mission and expand our educational programming. That year, we were granted authority by the MN Department of Education to sponsor charter schools under Minnesota Statute.
In response to a statutory change in 2009, we renewed our commitment to charter schools and became an approved charter school authorizer in December 2010. Since that time, Osprey Wilds has grown to become the largest authorizer of charter schools in Minnesota by the number of schools authorized. We remain committed to authorizing charter schools as an effective vehicle for advancing the organization’s mission and vision.