State Charter Schools Commission
State Charter Schools
A state charter school authorized by the SCSC serves as an independent local education agency. Submission of a petition to the SCSC generally includes a requirement to concurrently submit a petition to one or more local boards of education. View the resources on this page to learn more about the process and requirements to submit a charter school petition to the SCSC.
State Board of Education & Local Boards of Education
Locally approved charter school
A local board of education along with the State Board of Education can authorize charter schools. The local board of education serves as the local education agency for a locally approved charter school. Contact the local board of education where you intend to locate for more information on its process to submit a charter school petition.
Submit a petition to create a new charter school.