New Charter Schools expecting to open during the upcoming academic year are encouraged to submit petitions before December 1st to allow enough time to prepare for site opening.
Renewal Charter petitions should be submitted between August and March of each school year.
Petitioners are encouraged to keep the petition brief, specific, and clear.
Print double-sided on plain, 8 1/2" X 11" paper
Provide 1 hard copy of the entire petition in a single 3 ring binder (avoid complex binding)
Provide 1 digital copy using a Flash Drive
Digital documents should be in Microsoft Word or Excel format
PDF or scanned versions are acceptable if Word and/or Excel versions are not available for specific documents
Be sure all 16 Elements are included in the petition (Click HERE to review the 16 required elements)