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CHARTER APPLICATIONS

APPLY TO OPEN A CHARTER SCHOOL

This page provides information on requirements to submit a public charter school proposal to the North Carolina State Board of Education.

NOTE: This application is not to enroll your child into an individual charter school. If you are seeking enrollment at a charter school, please refer to the schools webpage for a list of contact information for all charter schools in North Carolina.

Applying to open and operate a public charter school is a multiple step process.

 

TRAINING

Training Opportunities

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

For schools to open in Fall 2016

Online Application System
Applicants applying to open the fall of 2016 should use this link to access the application. This link will give you access to the 2014 charter application.

2014 Application Link (For Schools to Open Fall 2016)
https://schools.nc.gov/charterapp

 

CHARTER APPLICATION RESOURCES

  • Resource Manual (For charter school applications due September 26, 2014)
    (pdf, 780kb)  UPDATED 7/18/14
  • 2016 Sample Application (Brick & Mortar)
    (pdf, 111kb)
  • 2016 Sample Application (Virtual)
    (pdf, 120kb)
  • Application Fee Payment Form
    (pdf, 53kb)
  • Navigating the Online Application System
    (pdf, 700kb)
  • Initial Screening
    (coming soon)
  • Evaluation Rubric
    (coming soon)
  • Presentation
    (pdf, 1.82mb)
  • Charter Agreement
    (pdf, 109kb)

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Online submission no later than 5:00 pm (EST) September 26, 2014.

 

APPLICATION TENTATIVE TIMELINE PROCESS

For schools to open in Fall 2016
(pdf, 131kb)

 

CONTACT

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Deanna Townsend-Smith at 919.807.3263 or deanna.townsend-smith@dpi.nc.gov.