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DIRECTOR :: Joel Medley

DIVISION MISSION :: The NC Office of Charter Schools, through educational collaboration, provides leadership to establish and engage a quality charter school culture resulting in legal compliance, board performance, financial integrity, and academic excellence.

North Carolina Charter Schools Act (NCGS115C-238.29)


2014-15 Administrators Institute Information


Public Records
Due to modification to the charter legislation in Senate bill 793. The attached letter puts forward the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction expectations for charter schools regarding Public Records. If a charter school partners with a CMO or EMO, be sure to pay close attention to the second page. There is a September 30, 2014 deadline for submission of information due to the Office of Charter Schools. This information may be submitted in either of the following manners:

Should you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Charter Schools.
(pdf, 187kb)


Drop Out Prevention and Recovery Pilot Program
Recent legislation (H 884) created this pilot program opportunity for one charter school. If you are interested in applying, please read this memo for more details about the application deadline and information due to the Office of Charter Schools.
(pdf, 113kb)


Charter Application Press Release
(pdf, 32kb)

On December 6, 2013, the NC Office of Charter Schools received 71 charter applications for consideration to open a charter school in August 2015. You can find some basic information about those applicants on the Excel spreadsheet.
(xls, 51kb)

175 Letters of Intent (LOI) were submitted ahead of the 12 noon deadline on September 6, 2013. These groups may complete charter proposals by the December 6, 2013 application deadline. The spreadsheet below provides some basic information on each group that completed a LOI.
(xls, 222kb)   UPDATED 09/16/13


Charter School Membership by LEA - Survey Results

Charter School Membership
Reports showing charter school Average Daily Membership (ADM).


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