Mail: Office of Charter Schools
Shelby County Schools
160 S. Hollywood St., Room 138
Memphis, TN 38112
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.
In addition to the Tennessee State Department of Education’s (TDOE) Application and Budget, sponsors applying for charter schools by April 1, 2019 are required to submit the 2019 Charter Application. Additionally, All applicants must file a Letter of Intent at least 60 days prior to the application deadline of April 1. This letter must be delivered to the local board of education and the Tennessee Department of Education no later than February 1. Information on how to submit charter school applications and letters of intent is available on the TDOE website. Sponsors applying for renewal by April 1, 2019 are required to submit the 2019 Charter Renewal Application also found on the TDOE website.
Please submit applications and letters of intents to the department using the contact information below:
For your convenience, the following is a list of helpful links to various resources regarding charter schools.