Charter Schools

What is a charter school?

A charter school is an independently run public school that is granted flexibility in operations in return for higher accountability for performance. Each charter school is bound by its “charter," or contract, which establishes the academic, operational, financial, and school climate and culture expectations as well as the school’s mission, program, and methods of assessment. Charter schools must accept all students, are tuition-free, and are subject to Kentucky Open Records and Open Meetings law.

JCPS is currently developing the processes and procedures for the acceptance of applications. Please check back for updated information.  

For more information about charter schools in Kentucky, check out the links below:

If you have any questions, or are interested in filing an application for a charter school or a petition for a conversion charter school, please contact: 

Cassie Blausey
Director of School Choice
(502) 485-3138