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Application Process

Step 1

Letter of Intent

Letters of Intent must be submitted to the South Carolina Public Charter School District as the charter school sponsor by November 3, 2017 for applicants seeking to open in the 2019-2020 school year.

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 SCPCSD and the SC Department of Education (SCDE) must receive an electronic copy of each charter application 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 2018 South Carolina Charter School Application.

The SCPCSD will be conducting a Pre-Applicant Training Session on December 1, 2017 at  the SCPCSD office located at 3710 Landmark Drive, Columbia, SC 29204. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Watt, SCPCSD Director of New Schools, at cwatt@sccharter.org.

Step 3


Once the application is 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.