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Below is the timeline for the new school application process:
Key Process Steps Month
|Call for Application Released||October 2019|
|Letter of Intent Due||November 3, 2019|
|Charter Application Due||February 1, 2020|
|Charter Institute Capacity Meetings with applicants||TBD|
|Charter Institute Board Meeting Schedule||Click Here|
Step 1: Interested applicants planning to open new charter school in the 2021-2022 school year must submit the LOI to Charter Institute at Erskine by November 3, 2019. Click here to download Letter of Intent
Step 2: Completed Letter of Intent must be submitted electronically to the following.
Step 3: The Institute will confirm the receipt of your LOI by an email to the Planning Meeting Chair. The chair for the planning meeting will be the point of contact for any further communications from the Institute.
Step 1: Electronic Copy
Completed electronic copy of the charter application must be submitted to the South Carolina Department of Education and Charter Institute at Erskine by February 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Applications submitted after 5:00 p.m., February 1, 2020 will not be accepted.
Documents required to complete the Charter Application can be found here.
Completed Charter Applications must be submitted electronically to the following:
Step 2: Hard Copy
Completed hard copy of the charter application can be submitted to Charter Institute at Erskine to the mailing address below:
1201 Main St, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201.