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Charter Applications

 

Who can apply for a Charter?

A charter school may be established by an individual; one or more teachers who will teach at the proposed charter school; parents or guardians of students who will enroll in the charter school; a nonsectarian college, university or museum located in the Commonwealth; a nonsectarian, nonprofit corporation; a corporation, association or partnership; or any combination of the above.  

How should an applicant apply for a Charter?

Because local school boards and PDE are independently granted authority to review and act upon charter school applications, applicants should carefully review the definitions of a charter school and cyber charter school in the Charter School Law and the proposed model to determine the appropriate charter authority for submission of a charter school application.

The following information includes a sample charter school application and an explanation of the charter school application process.  Applicants should determine whether the local school board to which the application is being submitted has a different application to use. 

The following information includes PDE’s Cyber Charter School Application that should be used by all applicants applying for a cyber charter and an explanation of the cyber charter application process.

Where can I find more information about Charter School applications?

The charter school or school district where the charter school is located or plans to locate will have documents pertaining to the administration of charter school applications.  The following documents pertain to PDE’s administration of cyber charter school applications.

2017
Cyber Charter School Applications
Public Hearing Agenda

2015

Cyber Charter School Applications

Public Hearing Agenda
Cyber Charter School Application Decisions

2014

Cyber Charter School Applications

Public Hearing Agenda

Cyber Charter School Application Decisions
 
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