This page provides information on requirements to submit a public charter school proposal to the NC Charter Schools Review Board.

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 school's website for a list of contact information for all charter schools in North Carolina.

2024 NC Charter Applications

The 2024 NC Charter School Application is open as of Friday, January 26th at 5 pm (EST). The 2024 charter application window will close on April 26, 2024, at 5pm (EDT). Applicants who are interested in opening a charter school in 2025 under the accelerated timeline, or in 2026 under the standard timeline must submit their charter applications on or before the April 26, 2024, application close date.

Both the online application and $1,000 application fee must be submitted on or before April 26, 2024 at 5pm (EDT).

Applicant boards will be expected to appear in-person for interviews at the Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh, NC that will commence during the monthly meetings of the Charter Schools Review Board meeting beginning September 2024.

The link to the 2024 NC Charter School application is posted on the NCDPI Charter Schools Application page.

For questions about the charter application process, please reach out to