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Charter School Application Process

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

This year's application date has passed. Please check this page in the fall for important dates for charter schools seeking to open in 2019–2020.

Application Form

Charter School Application Form pdf

This application for schools that sought to open in the 2018–2019 school year is for reference only. The application for schools seeking to open in the 2019–2020 school year will be posted in the fall.

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

Montgomery County Public Schools
Office of the General Counsel

850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone: 240-314-4840


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.

Policy BBB: Ethics

Promotes the highest level of ethical conduct on the part of all persons associated with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), to ensure the highest public confidence in the impartiality and independent judgment of Board of Education (Board) members and school employees, and to provide guidance for MCPS personnel concerning ethics related matters.

Policy GCARA: Employee Conflict of Interest

describes areas, in addition to those addressed in Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) Policy BBB, Ethics, that constitute a conflict of interest; to advise employees on how to avoid such situations; and to specify the action taken if the regulation is violated.

All MCPS Policies
View all MCPS policies and regulations

The following resources were applicable for charter schools that sought to open for the 2018-2019 school year; that application date has passed. These materials may be used for approximate guidelines. New resources will be posted for future applicants in the fall of 2017.

Budget Resources

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