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Start a Charter School: New Charter School Start Ups

PCSB offers two application cycles for start-ups interested in starting a public charter school in Washington, DC.

The 2014-15 Application Guidelines for New Charter Schools is designed for local founding groups that want to start a charter school. The application is designed to evaluate the founding group’s ability to design and implement a new school model that is either completely new, or in partnership with an existing school, nonprofit organization, Charter Management Organization, or Education Management Organization.


For more information about the 2013-14 New Charter School Application process cycle, email applications@dcpcsb.org .

Timeline to Open a School in Fall 2016

Fall Cycle

Any person or entity who expects to submit an application during the Fall 2014 application review cycle is strongly encouraged to complete and submit a “Declaration of Intent to Apply Form” included in Appendix A by August 11.


Date

Action Item

August 7, 2014

Public Information Session will be at PCSB from 10am-12pm

August 11, 2014

Deadline for Submission of Optional Declaration of Intent to Apply Form

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 12pm

Optional: Deadline for Early Submission of Electronic Application for Confirmation of Completeness before Printing

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5pm

Deadline to Submit Paper Copies of Application

October 22-25, 2014

Capacity Interviews with up to five founding group members

September 29 - October 3, 2014

Site Visits

October 20, 2014

Public Hearing

November 17, 2014

Board Decisions Announced Publicly

June 2015

Final Date to Sign Approved Charter Agreement for Schools Opening in Fall 2016


Spring Cycle

Any person or entity who expects to submit an application during the Spring 2015 application review cycle is strongly encouraged to complete and submit a “Declaration of Intent to Apply Form” included in Appendix A by January 15, 2015.

Date

Action Item

August 7, 2014

Public Information Session will be held at PCSB from 10am-noon

January 15, 2015

Deadline for Submission of Optional Declaration of Intent to Apply Form

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 12pm

Optional: Deadline for Early Submission of Electronic Application for Confirmation of Completeness before Printing

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5pm

Deadline to Submit Paper Copies of Application

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 & Wednesday, March 25 2015

Capacity Interviews with up to five founding group members

March 30 – April 3, 2015

Site Visits, if applicable

April 20, 2015

Public Hearing

May 18, 2015

Board Decisions Announced Publicly

June 2015

Final Date to Sign Approved Charter Contract for Schools Opening in Fall 2016

Supporting Documents:

Still have questions? Contact applications@dcpcsb.org or submit your questions here: bit.ly/1rEdakd and look for a response here: bit.ly/1nGQqjB .

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