Email: [email protected]
Mail: Office of Charter Schools
Shelby County Schools
160 S. Hollywood St., Room 138
Memphis, TN 38112

Charter School Authorization Process Page

Sponsors applying for charter schools are required to submit the 2021 Charter Application to both Shelby County Schools and the Department of Education by the close of business on February 1. In addition to the Tennessee State Department of Education’s (TDOE) Application and Budget, sponsors applying for charter schools must also submit the 2020 Charter School Application Supplement by February 1. Note: When the February 1 deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or State observed holiday, the application materials are due the next business day.

All applicants must file a Letter of Intent at least 60 days prior to the application deadline of February 1. This letter must be delivered to the local board of education and the Tennessee Department of Education no later than December 3. Information on how to submit charter school applications and letters of intent is available on the TDOE website. As of October 19, 2020, the state’s application has not been updated for the next cycle. Please keep checking back for the updated application.