Application Instructions for the
2022 Application Cycle

The School Board of Orange County is authorized to operate charter schools.

It is the responsibility of the charter school applicants to request technical assistance from the Florida Department of Education.

Acceptance of an application for review does not imply or ensure approval of the application.

Approval of an application does not authorize the operation of the charter school. Approval of an application authorizes the parties to negotiate a contract to operate the school.

Charter school applicants wishing to apply for the 2022 application cycle shall provide a letter of intent to establish a charter school to the School Choice Services office, Attn: Dr. Kia Scott, on or before December 1, 2021. The letter should:

  • Indicate special population you are targeting and estimated number of students

  • Enrollment estimate by grade

  • Name, address, and phone number of contact person

  • Location of the proposed school


Applicants shall submit a charter application to School Choice Services in the following format:

  • 20 hard copy applications in binders with tabs identifying each section of the application. Pages must be numbered. Attachments and addendums must also be tabbed and numbered.

  • An electronic copy in PDF must also be submitted. All supplementary materials must be included in the PDF version.

  • Consecutive page numbers throughout aligning with the table of contents

  • Application cover sheet

  • Signed Statement of Assurances


Applications shall be submitted in the above format on or before February 1, 2022, by close of business, 4:30 p.m. Applications should be mailed or hand delivered to:

Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center (RBELC)

School Choice Services 

445 W. Amelia Street

 Orlando, FL 32801

Please Note:  If you intend to submit a charter application before or after the February 1st date, please contact the School Choice Dept. so that arrangements can be made to have a staff member available to process the submission.  

All applications will be presented to the School Board within 90 days after the  February 1, 2022 submission,with recommendation for approval or denial from the Superintendent unless otherwise agreed upon by both parties.

For more information about submitting a Charter School Proposal, contact the School Choice office at 407-317-3700 ext. 2024184.

To obtain a copy of the current charter school applications, please visit: