Do You Have a Charter Proposal?

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr

“Megaphon” by Floeschie/CC/flickr

Have a creative and new idea for a charter?

Listen up!

This year the legislature passed a law allowing for a speedy approval process to charter applications such as but not limited to:

  • A military charter school
  • A charter school whose mission is to enhance learning opportunities for students at risk of academic failure
  • A charter school whose focus is career and technical education
  • A single gender charter school
  • A charter school with an international focus that provides opportunities for the exchange of students and teachers

Any other new and creative models are encouraged.

Staff at the Utah State Office of Education has compiled all the information you’ll need to complete and submit your charter application. Charters approved would open in the 2014-2015 school year.

Here is the timeline for new charter school proposals.

July 15, 2013 


3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Mandatory* Pre-applicant training

Utah State Office of   Education, Room # 156


RSVP required:


*  Applicants who   have attended a prior pre-applicant training are strongly encouraged, but not   required to attend.

September 3, 2013 

5 p.m.

Proposal due


No extensions allowed

September 12, 2013

Tentative meeting date

State Charter School Board Presentations

Presentations to State Charter School Board for New Charter School proposalsBoard will invite selected applicants to submit a full application

After September 12, 2013

See   Application


Visit the Utah Charter Schools’ page at the Utah State Office of Education website for all the specifics:


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