Charter Schools

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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. Please view the JCPS charter school explanation video. 


****Important Notice – Application Cycle will begin January 2019****


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Notice of Intent

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Application Rubric


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Conversion Guidance



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Performance Framework


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Important Dates

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Financial Information