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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

 

CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION

For schools to open in Fall 2017

Online Application
Applicants applying to open the fall of 2017 should use https://schools.nc.gov/charterapp to access the application. Online submission is due no later than 5:00 pm (EST) September 25, 2015.

Application Fee Payment Form
(pdf, 108kb)

Charter Application Resources

  • Timeline for schools to open in Fall 2017
    (pdf, 394kb)
  • Resource Manual (for charter school applications due September 25, 2015)
    (pdf, 1.2mb)
  • 2017 Sample Application (Brick & Mortar)
    (pdf, 114kb)
  • Navigating the Online Application System
    (pdf, 697kb)
  • Initial Screening
    (pdf, 157kb)
  • Evaluation Rubric
    (pdf, 294kb)
  • Presentation
    (coming soon)
  • Charter Agreement
    (pdf, 158kb)
  • Estimated Local Appropriations Per Student by LEA
    (coming soon)

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

 

CHARTER SCHOOL FAST TRACK APPLICATION

For schools to open in Fall 2017

Prequalification for Fast Track is due no later than April 1, 2016
Online submission (coming soon)

Online Application Due July 1, 2016 at 5:00pm EST
Online submission (coming soon)

Fast Track Application Resources

  • Fast Track Webinar
    (coming soon)
  • Fast Track Replication Timeline
    (coming soon)
  • Eligibility Requirements: TCS-U-016
  • Resource Manual
    (coming soon)

Fast Track Contact
If you have questions regarding the Fast Track Replication application process, please contact Brian Smith at 919.807.3492 or brian.smith@dpi.nc.gov.