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To ensure a rigorous and transparent application process, the Office of Charter Schools requested public comment on the initial charter applications we received in April of this year. We shared those comments with the board before they voted on the initial applications in June. Because of the short turnaround time we have to review and score amended applications, we are not incorporating public comment. We still wanted to give the public a chance to review the amended applications. They can be found by following the link below.

Click HERE to access the charter applications.

Charter Schools

In addition to the Tennessee State Department of Education’s (TDOE) Application and Budget, sponsors applying for charter schools by April 2, 2018 are required to submit the 2018 Charter Application. Information on how to submit charter school applications is available on the TDOE website. Sponsors applying for renewal by April 2, 2018 are required to submit the 2018 Charter Renewal Application also found on the TDOE website.

Helpful Links to Resources About Charter Schools

For your convenience, the following is a list of helpful links to various resources regarding charter schools.

  • 2018 Charter Schools Annual Report