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Application Process

Step 1

Letter of Intent

Letters of Intent must be submitted to the SCPCSD as the charter school sponsor by November 3, 2017 of the year preceding the application submission.

Please complete the Letter of Intent at the link above and submit it electronically to both:

Step 2

Charter Application

Please read the letter to pre-applicants for more details on how to prepare your charter application.


Both the District and the SC Department of Education must receive an electronic copy of every group’s charter application and addendum between January 25, 2018-February 1, 2018. No applications will be accepted before January 25, 2018 or after 5:00pm on February 1, 2018.

Please click here for the 2017 South Carolina Public Charter School Application.

Please click here for the 2017 South Carolina Public Charter School Application Evaluation Rubric.

Please note that the Rubric for the SCPCSD Addendum is embedded in the body of the Addendum itself.

The SCPCSD conducted a Pre-Applicant Training Session on November 9, 2016. Click here for the full presentation.

Step 3


Once the application submitted, the SCPCSD Board of Trustees must hold a public hearing within 90 days to determine whether or not the group will be granted a charter.

SCDE charter application rubric coming soon.