Start a New Charter School

The 2019 SCSC petition cycle for new start-up charter schools launched in November 2018. Applicants petitioning during the 2019 cycle will be eligible to open, if approved, for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

Important Dates

Date Event
October 30, 2018 Petitioner Bootcamp (presentations available here)
November 2018 Application Released
January 18, 2019 Early Feedback registration due (more information here)
February 1, 2019 Early Feedback applications due
April 12, 2019 Applications due


All 2019 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 New Charter Program Manager Kristen Easterbrook.