Due Date: On or before April 1 of the year preceding the year in which the proposed public charter school plans to begin operation, the sponsor shall file applications as follows by the close of the business day:
The same number of copies of any updates or revisions submitted during the review process should also be submitted to the above entities.
Please note that some LEAs may have supplementary guidance for their application process. Though we have tried to include those materials below, please contact the LEA well in advance of submitting your application for any additional guidance.
TN law requires one application per charter school. However, existing operators proposing to replicate an existing school in the same LEA only need to submit the replication application posted below. Similarly, sponsors applying for multiple schools in one application cycle do not need to complete an original application for each school. Instead, they should complete one original application and a supplemental application for each additional proposed school. Further explanation is provided on pages 2 and 3 of the replication application/application supplement.
For individuals interested in applying to local education agencies (LEAs) or the Achievement School District (ASD) in 2014, the Department and the ASD will host training sessions during the fall of 2013. To sign up to receive information on those sessions as it becomes available, please email us.
|Starting a High-Quality Charter School (Checklist)|
|The Application Process (Flowchart)|
|New Charter Schools||Letter of Intent||January 30, 2013|
|2013 Application||April 1, 2013|
|Application Guides for KCS, MNPS, MCS||April 1, 2013|
|Replication Application/Application Supplement||April 1, 2013|
|Application Budget||April 1, 2013|
|Charter and ASD Funding Overview FY13 (updated Feb 2013)|
| Budget Completion Resources
Please contact the authorizing LEA for BEP, Title I and IDEA Part B per pupil amounts to use in budgets.
|Charter Renewal||2012 Charter Renewal Application||October 1, 2013|
|2013 Application Scoring Rubric|
|2013 Replication Application/Application Supplement Scoring Rubric|
|NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Authorizing|