Applying to Open a Charter School

  • [UPDATED] The deadline to apply to open a charter school for the 2019-20 school year has been extended to Friday, March 23 at noon, due to inclement weather. 

    Applications received after this deadline will be considered for opening in the 2020-21 school year.  All groups who wish to apply for this year’s application round must submit a Letter of Intent by Friday, February 9 at noon. The letter of intent must include the name of proposed school, the grade band and enrollment of the school, a brief description of the proposed programming, and which area of the city the school will serve (if known). 

    Technical Assistance sessions for applicants will be held in room 301 at 200 E. North Avenue on Wednesday, January 31 from 2:30-3:30 p.m., and Monday, February 5 from 10-11 a.m. These sessions will offer an overview of the charter application and important details to remember when developing your application.

    Current year application materials are available below. Call 410-396-8550 or email Trevor Roberts 
    ( at City Schools' district office if you have questions about the charter application process.


    2018 Charter Application and Materials: