New Charter Schools
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.
2023 NC Charter Press Release 5/10/2023; 16 Charter Schools Seek Approval to Open in either 2024 or 2025
CLOSED: 2023 NC Charter Applications
The 2023 North Carolina Charter School Application window closed on April 28, 2023.
For questions about the charter application process, please reach out to Melanie.Rackley@dpi.nc.gov.
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.
2022 NC Charter Press Release 5/24/2022
- 2023 charter application timeline.
- Charter Application Resource Manual
- Local Allotments 2022-23
- 2023 Budget Template
- Revised Charter Agreement
- 2023 Application Fee Payment Form Please use a certified check.