Resources for Developing a Public Charter School

DEADLINE: Hoping to apply to open a new charter school? Application deadline is February 1, 2017.

Pre-Applicant Training Session for Charter School Applicants

If you submitted a Letter of Intent to the SCPCSD and are interested in submitting an application for a new charter school to be authorized by the SCPCSD, the SCPCSD will be conducting a training session on Wednesday, November 9th from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

The training will cover the application process, including timelines, content, and evaluation criteria. Please be reminded that the application deadline is February 1, 2017 to apply to open a school for the 2018-2019 school year, and you must submit a LOI to the SCPCSD by November 3, 2016.

This training will be conducted at the SCPCSD Office at 3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29204. Please RSVP to Catherine Watt at to reserve your spot. For further questions, please call 803-734-8322.

2017-18 Charter School Application Documents

Charter School Laws and Regulations

SC Charter School Start Up Incubator

Let the Alliance help you navigate the "How's", "Why's", "When's", and questions about starting a charter school. Sign up for our Start Up Incubator to help get you on your way! Charter Incubator ApplicationHelpful FAQ's

Charter Starter Writers Webinars

The Alliance walks you through the steps of writing a charter school application with a series of informative writers webinars. CharterStarter Webinars are every week - don't miss out!

Resources for New School Development