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Application Instructions for the
2019 Application Cycle

  1. The School Board of Orange County is authorized to operate charter schools.
  2. It is the responsibility of the charter school applicants to request technical assistance from the Florida Department of Education or the Orange County School Board.
  3. Acceptance of an application for review does not imply or ensure approval of the application.
  4.  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.
  5. Charter school applicants wishing to apply for the 2020-2021school year 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, 2018. 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
  6. 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
  7. Applications shall be submitted in the above format on or before February 1, 2019, 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 – 8A

    445 W. Amelia Street

    Orlando, FL 32801

  8. All applications will be presented to the School Board within 90 days of February 1, 2019, with recommendation for approval or denial from the Superintendent unless otherwise agreed upon by both parties.
  9. 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:

 

http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/charter-schools/

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