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CHARTER SCHOOLS

DIRECTOR :: Joel Medley

DIVISION MISSION :: The NC Office of Charter Schools, through educational collaboration, provides leadership to establish and engage a quality charter school culture resulting in legal compliance, board performance, financial integrity, and academic excellence.

North Carolina Charter Schools Act (NCGS115C-238.29)

 

Virtual Pilot Program Applications
On Friday, October 10, 2014, NCDPI received two applications for the Virtual Pilot Program ahead of the 5:00 pm (EST) deadline. The two applications submitted were:

  • North Carolina Virtual Academy
  • North Carolina Connections Academy

NCDPI Receives 40 Applications to Open Charters in 2016
Spreadsheet (xls, 43kb)
Press Release (pdf, 32kb)

 

Virtual Charter School Pilot Program
On September 4, 2014, the State Board of Education voted on an application, process, and timeline to implement the statutory virtual charter school pilot program. More information is available on the Applications page.

 

Charter Applications for 2015-2016
On September 4, 2014, the State Board of Education voted to move 11 schools into the planning year phase with a targeted opening of August 2015. More information about those applicants is available on the 2015-16 Applications page.

 

2014-15 Administrators Institute Information

 

Public Records
Due to modification to the charter legislation in Senate bill 793. The attached letter puts forward the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction expectations for charter schools regarding Public Records. If a charter school partners with a CMO or EMO, be sure to pay close attention to the second page. There is a September 30, 2014 deadline for submission of information due to the Office of Charter Schools. This information may be submitted in either of the following manners:

Should you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Charter Schools.
(pdf, 187kb)

 

Charter School Membership by LEA - Survey Results

Charter School Membership
Reports showing charter school Average Daily Membership (ADM).

 

If you have questions regarding charter schools, please contact the Office of Charter Schools via email at officeofcharterschools@dpi.nc.gov.