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OPEN A SCHOOL WITH THE SCPCSD

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Welcome to the SCPCSD! We are excited about working with schools applying to us to open in the 2021-2022 school year. Please join us for our Pre-Applicant Work Session on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the SCPCSD office located at 3710 Landmark Drive Columbia, Sc 29204. It will begin at 10:00 a.m.

If you have questions, please contact Catherine Watt, SCPCSD Director of Charter Development at cwatt@sccharter.org or 803.734.0524.

Please note that the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) publishes the Letter of Intent and Charter Application. Please visit the SCDE website at https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/school-choice/charter-schools-program/charter-school-application-information/ under Charter School Application Documents for the required forms.

The form should be emailed to Catherine Watt, SCPCSD Director of Charter Development, at cwatt@sccharter.org. A second copy must be submitted to the SCDE via formstack at https://scde.formstack.com/forms/charter_application_loi_submission.

STEP 1: LETTER OF INTENT

The Letter of Intent for the upcoming cycle must be submitted by November 3, 2019. Please complete the form at the link above indicating your intent to apply to open a charter school with the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) as your intended sponsor.

STEP 2: SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

All charter applications must be submitted electronically via the SCDE's online application portal which the SPCSD will be able to access. All applications are due by 5:00pm February 1, 2020.

STEP 3: EVALUATION

The application will be reviewed by a team of skilled evaluators. The SCPCSD Board of Trustees will then conduct a public hearing within 90 days of the February 1, 2020 application due date to determine whether or not the charter committee will be granted a charter.

Important Reminders

All applications must be submitted electronically through the SCDE online portal and will be housed in the portal until it closes at 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2020. Late, incomplete, or incorrectly formatted submissions will not be accepted. Technical assistance for submitting applications is available by contacting the SCDE Charter Schools Program at 803-734-2781.

 

The SCPCSD also requires all applicants to download their full application to a Google Drive or Drop Box in a neatly organized format including an accurately labeled Table of Contents which includes all sections of the application including all Appendices. Please email the link to cwatt@sccharter.org. This copy of your application is also due by 5 p.m. on February 1, 2020.

 

The SCPCSD will confirm receipt of your application submission via email.