Charter School Leadership

The Alliance provides technical assistance and comprehensive training on charter school leadership to schools across SC. SC Charter Schools  must follow the SC Charter School Act and comply with SC Non-Profit Corporation Laws. 

Charter School Leaders are hired by their Charter School's Board of Directors.  Charter School Leaders function as Principal of a School, Instruction Leader, and CEO of a Non-Profit Corporation. 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

February 2017 issue in the ESSA Playbook Series. This ESSA themed guide focuses on innovative strategies that encourage personalization, rigor, and excellence. This guide is designed to help state policymakers navigate and identify provisions within ESSA that can be used to advance state priorities including school choice, digital learning, course access, and competency-based education.

SC Charter School Finance 101 Webinar


Join us for the basics on charter school finance where we investigate the basics of the SC education funding formulas and the related expenditures allowed.

  • Identify ways to leverage your limited resources
  • Find out if you are leaving money on the table
  • Make sure you are not putting your school at risk for an audit finding or revocation

Testing Date Resource - Mark Your Calendars

The SC Department of Education's Office of Assessment has compiled a list of dates for all assessments. TEST DATES

10-Point Grading Scale FAQ, Video for Educators, Video for Parents and Students, Powerschool Upgrade memorandum - SC Department of Education

FREE ETV Technology Training - the staff at ETV trains over 3,000 SC teachers at their locations every school year. They will work with your teachers during their planning periods, after school or on inservice days. ETV's trainers specialize in web tools, iPads and Google as well as all of the wonderful ETV resources. This session can be tailored to your needs, on your time, at your location - all for free! To arrange training, email Debbie Jarrett at [email protected]  Visit Debbie's website at:

Public Charter School Application

FAQ's about South Carolina public charter schools

Check out the Board Governance Page for more on governance - leader relationships.

Teach for America in South Carolina's Public Charter Schools