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The Office of Charter Schools, through educational collaboration, will provide leadership to establish and engage a quality charter school culture resulting in legal compliance, board performance, and academic excellence.

Upcoming PD Opportunities


FBS Summer Conference

July 19-20, 2018 | Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham, NC

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The Office of Financial and Business Services (FBS) annual conference offers participants a variety of sessions regarding the latest legislative/budgetary updates, personnel updates, charter school updates, and other essential information about new and continuing issues concerning local education agencies and charter schools. On July 20, 2018, the Office of Charter Schools will provide a half-day of sessions geared towards charter schools.


OCS West Regional Huddle

July 26, 2018 | Pine Lake Preparatory, 104 Yellow Wood Circle, Mooresville, NC 28115

Register Here - Agenda (pdf, 729kb)

The Office of Charter Schools (OCS) West Regional Huddle is a free full-day workshop for charter school leaders, staff, and board members. Join us for informational sessions and panels about charter school governance, finance, serving exceptional children, curriculum and instruction, and more with presentations by the teams at DPI, Pine Lake Prep, and others. There will also be opportunities to learn about charter school applications and renewals.


Calendar of Professional Development
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction offers training sessions related to charter school governance and many others topics throughout the year. You can search for these sessions on the NCDPI Professional Development Calendar. Using the "search calendar" tool at the top of the calendar, you can search for a particular topic or simply look at the calendar at what is offered from NCDPI.

NC Statewide System of Support
These professional development opportunities are provided to charter school leaders by region.

Charter School Application Training
This training is provided to charter schools applicants who are applying for a NC Charter.


Ready To Open Planning Year Training
This training is provided to charter schools who are in the planning year and attempting to open.


Directions to NCDPI Building


NOTE: The information presented in the training listed above does not constitute legal advice.
If you have specific legal questions, please consult your school's attorney on those matters.