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. 

 

The 2020 Application Cycle for schools seeking to open in school year 2021-22 will open December 2019.

 

****PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO FUNDING MECHANISM FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS.****

 

No face man with tie and mega phone

Notice of Intent

 

Blue circle background with blank form and black pen

Application

 

Gold two drawer file cabinet with archives file showing

Archives

Coming Soon! with multi color stars

Performance Framework

 

check boxes with green check marks

Application Rubric

 

Blue and green ying yang arrows

Conversion Guidance

blank 3 ring desk top calendar with red border

Important Dates

man with red tie and brief case standing next to financial chart and symbols

Financial Information

blue man with red frequently asked questions abbreviation letters

Frequently Asked Questions