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Welcome to the Charter School Office Portal!

The portal is open for the submission of new charter school applications!

The New York State Education Department’s Charter School Office (“NYSED”) announces the first of two opportunities in 2016 to submit applications to establish new high quality charter schools authorized by the Board of Regents. Applications may be submitted by applicant groups consisting of teachers, parents, school administrators, community residents, existing education corporations, or any combination thereof. To be eligible for a charter, applicant groups and their proposed boards of trustees must demonstrate the capacity to successfully launch and open a new school in 2017. 

The 2016 FINAL RFP and Application Kit is available at2016 Final RFP and Application Kit. The deadline for the Round 1 Letter of Intent is 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Thank you,
Charter Schools Office
charterschools@nysed.gov
518-474-1762