Charter schools are independent public schools operated by a non-profit organization. They hire their own teachers, design their own academic program, and control their own finances. Concerns should be addressed to the school principal and/ or governing board. The OCPS School Board does not oversee the day to day functions of charter schools.  Each charter school has their own board of directors that make decisions for the school.

All charter schools must provide a curriculum that meets the Florida Standards and Sunshine State Standards. These schools must also hire certified teachers. In Florida, charter schools are accountable to the school district in which they reside for student academic performance and fiscal management, but they are not managed by the district. Parents interested in information about a charter school may contact the school or visit the school's web site.

Non-profit organizations interested in starting a charter school in their community must develop a charter school application and submit it to the district by February 1 of each year for approval by the School Board. Inquiries regarding the development of a charter school may be addressed to:

School Choice Services Department
Charter Schools Office
6501 Magic Way, Building 100B
Orlando, Florida 32809
407.317.4184 ext. 202677

Florida Statute Governing Charter Schools

F.S. 1002.33 Charter School State Statute

List of Charter Schools

A thru E

Access Charter School Middle & High
6000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807

Director, Roger Watkins


Aloma Charter High School
495 N. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792

Principal, Vivian Ivey

Dropout Prevention/Credit Recovery

Aspire Charter Academy K-5th
928 Malone Drive, Orlando, FL 32810

Principal, Pam Schenkel

Behavior Management

BridgePrep Academy of Orange County-K-8th
5710 LaCosta Drive, Orlando, FL 32807

Principal, Dr. Joy Gordon Fernandez

General Education-Spanish Immersion

Central Florida Leadership Academy Middle & High
427 N. Primrose, Orlando, FL 32803

Principal, Joshua Corlew
407.480.CFLA (2352)

Leadership- Character Education

Chancery Charter High School
7001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809

Principal, Isabel Villanueva

Dropout Prevention/Credit Recovery

Cornerstone Academy K-8 & Cornerstone High School
5903 Randolph Ave. Belle Isle, FL 32809-4241

Principal, Dr. Renee Pancoast

College Prep- Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Econ River Charter High School
14180 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826

Principal, Nichole Bracey

Dropout Prevention/ Credit Recovery

F thru L

Hope Charter School-K-8th
1550 E. Crown Point Rd & 1333 E. Crown Point Rd.
Ocoee, FL 34761

Principal, Christina Hunt

General Ed. and Inclusive Autistic transitioning to reg. Ed. classroom

Innovations Middle School- 6th-9th
2768 North Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32818

Principal, Dr. Patricia Lightner

Credit and Middle School Course Recovery

Innovation Montessori Ocoee-K-8th
1610 North Lakewood Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761

Principal, Cathy Tobin

Montessori Method

Innovation Montessori Ocoee High School
1475 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee, FL 34761

Principal, Jared Stewart


Lake Eola Charter School-K-8th
135 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

Administrator, Joey Parrish 

General Education

Legacy Charter High School
1550 E. Crown Point Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761

Director, Maurio Medley

General Ed. and Inclusive Autistic transitioning to reg. Ed. classroom

Legends Academy-K-8th
3032 Monte Carlo Trail, Orlando, FL 32805

Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Porter-Smith

STEM Education

Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy Charter- K-5th
1780 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

Administrator, Deidre Law

S.T.E.A.M. Education

M thru O

Mater Academy Narcoossee (K-8)
8533 Narcoossee Road
Orlando, FL  32827

Principal, Monica Cueto

General Ed. with Performing Fine Arts Academy


Mater Academy Narcoossee High School
8533 Narcoossee Road
Orlando, FL 32827

Principal, Monica Cueto

College Prep, Biomedical Studies, & Performing  Arts  

Oakland Avenue Charter School - K-5th
456 East Oakland Avenue, Oakland, FL 34760-0949

Principal, Pam Dwyer

General Education

Orange County Preparatory Academy-K-8th
10250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32817

Principal,Teresita Nieves

STEM Education

Orlando Science Elementary Charter School- K-5th
2611 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

Principal, Michael Singleton

STEM Education

Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School
2427 Lynx Lane, Orlando, FL 32804
2600 Technology Drive, Orlando   32817

Principal, Julie Santos  (Lynx Lane Campus - Middle School)
Principal, Nicholas Koebe, (High School)

STEM Focus

P thru R

Passport Charter School-K-8th
5221 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32812

Principal, Dr. Osvaldo Garcia

General Ed. with Inclusion Model

Pinecrest Academy Avalon(K-5)
Pinecrest Collegiate Academy (6-8)

13993 Mailer Blvd., Orlando, FL 32828

Principal, Yasmeen Hasan-Khan

General Education - College Prep.

Pinecrest Creek- K-5th
1100 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810

Principal, Ericka Briones

Pinecrest Preparatory- K-8th
8503 Daetwyler Drive, Orlando, FL 32827

Principal, Desiree Lumpuy

General Education - Focus on Technology

Princeton House Elementary Charter School-K-5th
1166 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810

Principal, Kim Gelalia


Prosperitas Leadership Academy High School
2140 W. Washington, Orlando  FL 32805
Principal, Dr. Nadia Pierre


Renaissance Charter at Chickasaw-K-8th
8203 Valencia College Lane, Orlando, FL 32825

Principal, Derek Proffitt

General Education

Renaissance at Crown Point-K-8th
83 West Road, Ocoee, FL 34761

Principal, Brett Taylor

General Education

Renaissance at Goldenrod-K-8th
6004 South Goldenrod Road, Orlando, FL 32822

Principal, Miriam Tirado

General Education

Renaissance Charter at Hunter's Creek-K-8th
4140 Town Center Blvd., Orlando, FL 32837

Principal, Patrice Knowles

General Education

S thru Z

Sheeler Charter High School
871 E. Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703

Principal, Johnathan Owens

Dropout Prevention/ Credit Recovery

Sunshine Charter High School
6600 Old Winter Garden Rd., Orlando, FL 32835

Principal, Dr. Tiana Coleman-Jones 

Dropout Prevention/ Credit Recovery

UCP Downtown Charter School-Infant-5th
4680 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, FL 32807

Administrator, Faith Wilder 
407.852.3303 ext. 7313

Special Needs

UCP East Orange Charter School -Pre-K

12702 Science Dr., Orlando, FL 32826

Administrator, Marlene Wilson
407.852.3300 ext. 1000

Inclusion Model

UCP Pine Hills Charter School -Toddlers-5th
5800 Golf Club Parkway, Orlando, FL 32818

Administrator, Dr. Karyn Hawkins-Scott
407.852.3300 ext. 4000

Inclusion Model

UCP Transitional Learning Academy-Middle & High
3305 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806

Jamie Smith -Administrator
407.852.3300 ext. 8356

Special Needs

UCP West Orange Toddlers-5th
1297 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787

Administrator, Tom Brickel
407.852.3300 ext. 5000

Special Needs

Workforce Advantage Academy-11th & 12th Grades
2210 Rio Grande Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805

Principal, Belinda B. Jones

On the Job training - Work Experience