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OPEN A SCHOOL WITH THE SCPCSD

SCPCSD PRE-APPLICANT WORKSHOP: December 8, 2020


Welcome to the SCPCSD! We are extremely proud of our schools and excited to work with new charter schools applying to open in the 2021-2022 school year. The SCPCSD will be conducting a Pre-Applicant Workshop on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 for all groups that have submitted a Letter of intent (LOI) to the SCPCSD for the 2021 cycle. Keep in mind that LOIs are due November 3, 2020. More information will be forthcoming!

Please note that the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) publishes the Letter of Intent and Charter Application each year.  You can visit the SCDE website at https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/school-choice/charter-schools-program/charter-school-application-information/ and search under under Charter School Application Documents for the required forms. The 2021 Letter of Intent and 2021 Charter Application may not yet be posted, but they will be very similar to last year’s 2020 forms which are currently on the SCDE site.

The Letter of Intent  should be submitted to the SCDE via formstack at https://scde.formstack.com/forms/charter_application_loi_submission. A copy should also be emailed to the SCPCSD via Catherine Watt, SCPCSD Director of Charter Development at cwatt@sccharter.org. The deadline for submission of the Letter of Intent is November 3, 2020.

 

The Charter School Application  must be submitted electronically via the SCDE’s online portal which the SCPCSD will be able to access to obtain a copy of your application. The deadline for submission of the Charter School Application is 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2021.

STEP 1: SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTENT

Must be submitted by November 3, 2020

The Letter of Intent for the upcoming cycle must be submitted by November 3, 2020 . You may complete the form at the link found above indicating your intent to apply to open a charter school with the South Carolina Public Charter School District as your intended sponsor.

STEP 2: SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

Must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2021

The Charter School Application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2021. It must be submitted electronically via the SCDE’s online portal which the SCPCSD will be able to access.

STEP 3: EVALUATION

Evaluators review & conduct a public hearing

All applications submitted to the SCPCSD will be reviewed by a team of skilled evaluators. The SCPCSD Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing within 90 days of the February 1, 2021 application due date to determine whether the charter committee will be granted a charter.

Important Reminders

All applications must be submitted electronically through the SCDE online portal which will close at 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2021. Late, incomplete, or incorrectly formatted submissions will not be accepted. Technical assistance for submitting applications is available by contacting Kayla Audette at the SCDE Office of School Transformation at kaudette@ed.sc.gov or by calling 803.734.2781.