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  

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

Application Resources

Post-Approval Resources