The Combined Text of House Bill 955 ("the Charter School Act") ratified on June 21, 1996, and subsequent charter school amendments.

State Board of Education (TCS)

Charter school policies are located under the Twenty-First Century Systems strategic priority of the State Board of Education. These policies are provided below.

State Board of Education Charter Schools Policies

TCS-U-000 Enrollment Requests

TCS-U-001 Testing

TCS-U-003 Student Admission

TCS-U-004 Liability Insurance

TCS-U-006 Compliance/Noncompliance in Financial and Governance

TCS-U-007 Renewals

TCS-U-010 Charter Revocation

TCS-U-012 Applications and Awarding Charters

TCS-U-013 Planning Year (RTO)

TCS-U-014 Amendments to Charter Application

TCS-U-016 Fast Track Applications

TCS-U-017 Assumption

TCS-U-018 Virtual Charter

TCS-U-019 Policy Recommendation to SBE

TCS-C-018 PowerSchool Implementation

TCS-H-009 Transportation

TCS-F-000 Abandoned Charter Merger


ESB-Y0-041 Beginning Teacher Support Program Submittal of Plan (option) 

List of Attorney General Opinions regarding Charter Schools:


Article 14A of N.C. General Statute, chapter 115C contains the Combined Text of House Bill 955 ("the Charter School Act") ratified on June 21, 1996, and all subsequent amendments.

Charter School Laws

§ 115C-218. Purpose of charter schools and establishment of North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board.

§ 115C-218.1. Eligible applicants; contents of applications; submission of applications for approval.

§ 115C-218.5. Final approval of applications for charter schools.

§ 115C-218.6. Review and renewal of charters.

§ 115C-218.7. Material revisions of charters.

§ 115C-218.8. Nonmaterial revisions of charters.

§ 115C-218.10. Charter school exemptions.

§ 115C-218.15. Charter school operation.

§ 115C-218.20. Civil liability and insurance requirements.

§ 115C-218.25. Open meetings and public records.

§ 115C-218.30. Accountability; reporting requirements to State Board of Education.

§ 115C-218.35. Charter school facilities.

§ 115C-218.40. Charter school transportation.

§ 115C-218.45. Admission requirements.

§ 115C-218.50. Charter school nonsectarian.

§ 115C-218.55. Nondiscrimination in charter schools.

§ 115C-218.60. Student discipline.

§ 115C-218.65. North Carolina School Report Cards.

§ 115C-218.70. Driving eligibility certificates.

§ 115C-218.75. General operating requirements.

§ 115C-218.80. Display of the United States and North Carolina flags and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

§ 115C-218.85. Course of study requirements.

§ 115C-218.90. Employment requirements.

§ 115C-218.94. Identification of low-performing and continually low-performing charter schools.

§ 115C-218.95. Causes for nonrenewal or termination; disputes.

§ 115C-218.100. Dissolution of a charter school.

§ 115C-218.105. State and local funds for a charter school.

§ 115C-218.110. Notice of the charter school process; review of charter schools. 

NOTE: The sections above reflect changes to Chapter 115C-218 that went into effect in 2015-16.

To access further information regarding NC General Statutes or Session Laws, please see the NC General Assembly website.

Legislation/Policy: State Board Policy website