Start a New Charter School

The 2020 SCSC petition cycle for new start-up charter schools is anticipated to launch in November 2020. Applicants petitioning during the 2020 cycle will be eligible to open, if approved, for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

Important Dates*

Date Event
October 3, 2019 Petitioner Bootcamp (presentations available here)
October 7, 2019 Application Released (more information here)
January 17, 2020 Early Feedback registration due (more information here)
February 3, 2020 Early Feedback applications due
April 10, 2020  Applications due

*Please note that these dates are subject to change.

All 2020 applications should be completed and submitted from the Fluid Review petition platform (accessed here). Before submitting a petition, interested groups should review the FAQs, SCSC Guidance and Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF) pages for more information and to become familiar with SCSC standards and expectations.

Should you have a disability that prevents online completion of the application, please contact Charter Development Manager Kristen Easterbrook.