DIVISION MISSION :: The NC Office of Charter Schools, through educational collaboration, provides leadership to establish and engage a quality charter school culture resulting in legal compliance, board performance, and academic excellence.
On March 1, 2013, the NC Office of Charter Schools received 70 charter applications for consideration to open a charter school in August 2014. You can find some basic information about those applicants on the attached Excel spreadsheet.
156 Letters of Intent to open a charter school were submitted to the Office of Charter Schools ahead of the 12:00 noon deadline on January 4, 2013. Charter School listing of potential names and locations of these proposed schools.
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The State Board of Education has approved a timeline recommended from the Public Charter School Advisory Council. This timeline covers submission deadlines for the Letter of Intent (LOI) and Charter Application for the next three years.
State Board Preliminary Approval
The State Board of Education has granted preliminary approval to the following 25 charter applicants. These schools are slated to open in the 2013-14 school year:
Aristotle Preparatory Academy, Cabarrus Charter School, Cameron Creek Charter, Charlotte Choice Charter, Douglass Academy, Falls Lake Academy, Flemington Academy, Howard & Lillian Lee Scholars, Invest Collegiate, Island Montessori Charter, Langtree Charter Academy, Longleaf School of the Arts, Oxford Preparatory High School, Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy, Pinnacle Classical Academy, Southeastern Academy, STEM Education for a Global Society Academy (SEGS), StudentFirst Academy, Summerfield Charter Academy, The Expedition School, The Institute for the Development of Young Leaders, The North Carolina Leadership Academy, Uwharrie Charter Academy, Willow Oak Montessori, and Z.E.C.A School of Arts and Technology.
Charter School Membership by LEA
Following reports show 2011-12 charter school membership in each LEA:
If you have questions regarding charter schools, please contact the Office of Charter Schools via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.