Planning Year

What is a planning year?

Charter school boards that have their application approved by the State Board of Education are given a planning year in which to prepare for their first school year. The Office of Charter Schools (OCS) provides trainings on important information that is relevant to opening a successful charter school. During the planning year OCS also provides technical assistance and guidance to these charter schools.

Planning Year and RTO Smore Site

920 - Wake CE Academy
240 - Columbus Davis Academy Chadbourn
920 - Wake Doral Academy NC
920 - Wake North Raleigh Charter Academy
320 - Durham Oak Charter Academy
110 - Buncombe PEAK Academy Asheville
410 - Guilford Summit Creek Academy
600 - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Telra Institute
920 - Wake Wake Preparatory Academy

Regulatory References

General Statute 115C-218.5

State Board of Education Policy CHTR-013

Planning Year: Planning Sessions

Congratulations on receiving approval to open a new charter school!

Board members from charter schools that are opening in 2021, as well as acceleration applicants,  are required to attend 5 virtual Planning Year Sessions from September to March; this year we have spaced the sessions out more throughout the year.  Schools in a delay year are not required to attend but are welcome to. The school leader and some of the board members are also required to attend the New Charter School Leaders Institute in June 2021.  As a customer service, the Office of Charter Schools continues to open up these sessions to all charter schools.  If you have a new school leader and/or a new board member interested in attending any of the sessions, he or she must register to attend. 

Your commitment to the school's educational vision, making decisions in an objective manner, and the work you do to ensure a positive educational experience for students will directly influence children's futures and the future of our society. Attendance at the planning year sessions will help you reflect upon and implement all of the work necessary to meet this great responsibility.

Governance Strengthening Exercises