Charter School Application Process

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Montgomery County Public Schools’ Charter Application website is intended to provide important information, dates and resources for those interested in submitting a charter school application for consideration.

Charter Applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be submitted on April 1, 2015. Watch this page for further updates.

Application Form

This is the application for schools that wish to open in the 2016-2017 school year. All applicants must use this application.

Note: Charter School Expenditure Budget must be filled out using this spreadsheet. 

Application Timeline

Sample Facility Documents

Application Evaluation

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Stephanie P. Williams, director
Montgomery County Public Schools
Office of Shared Accountability
Department of Policy, Records and Reporting
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 11
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone: 301-279-3530

Email: charterschools@mcpsmd.org 

Policy CFB: Public Charter Schools (PDF)
Sets forth guidance for the application, evaluation, approval, implementation, and ongoing monitoring process for public charter schools.

Regulation CFB-RA: Public Charter Schools (PDF)
Establishes criteria for the evaluation of proposals for public charter schools, the principles guiding the negotiation and contracting process, and assignment of responsibility for oversight of approved public charter schools.

All MCPS Policies
View all MCPS policies and regulations

  • Maryland Public Charter Schools website 
  • An overview of the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services 
  • The Five-Step Process for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities from The Maryland Accommodations Manual Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment and provides an overview of a five step process for implementing accommodations for students with disabilities.
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     Budget Resources 

    The following resource is applicable for charter schools that wish to open for the 2016-2017 school year 

  • FY 2016 Budget Guide
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