This page provides information on requirements to submit a public charter school proposal to the North Carolina State Board of Education.

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.


2019 Application Submission
Fast-Track and Acceleration Applications (2020 Opening): 5:00 pm EST July 29, 2019
Traditional Timeline Applications (2021 Opening): 5:00 pm EST August 26, 2019


2019 Application Submissions



Charter Application
(docx, 201kb)

Charter Application Budget Template
(xlsx, 2.7mb)

Fast Track Replication Addendum
(docx, 25kb)

Charter Application Rubric
(pdf, 259kb)

For schools to open in Fall 2021

Available June 3, 2019

2019 Charter Application Timeline and Process
(pdf, 242kb


Charter Applicant Training

Training for new applicants will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, June 6, 2019 9am - 1pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9am - 1pm
Monday, July 15, 2019 10am - 2pm

Trainings will take place in Room 150 of the NC Department of Public Instruction. 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Please email for assistance with any questions or concerns.



Local Allotments
(pdf, 157kb)

Resource Manual

Charter Application Resource Manual
(pdf, 1.3mb)

Application Fee Payment Form
(pdf, 127kb)

Revised Charter Agreement

New Applicant Training - Watch Here
(pdf, 373kb)

Charter School Closure Framework
(pdf, 237kb)


Application Historical Data

Application Historical Data


If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact