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Charter Schools

Public schools providing instruction in any of grades TK–12 created or organized by teachers, parents, community leaders or a community-based organization.

What's New

Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching (RTAC) (New 18-Jul-2022)
The Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching (RTAC) program provides technical assistance and coaching throughout California through regional sub-grants. RTAC sub-grantees will disseminate best practices in their regions through the following activities:

  1. Recruit and facilitate charter school participants in Critical Friends Group (CFG) professional learning communities to develop high-quality schools, and
  2. Provide best practices workshops for both charter and non-charter schools in order to improve academic achievement for all students.

Information and Resources

Administrative Functions
Direction on administrative functions such as charter numbering, renewals, closures and the annual information update.

Charter Authorizer Support Initiative (CASI)
The Charter Authorizer Support Initiative (CASI) is a program managed collaboratively by the California Department of Education (CDE), Charter Schools Division and two CDE sub-grant recipients: the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Charter Schools Department and the California Charter Authorizing Professionals (CCAP).

Charter Facilities
Guidance on school district obligations and facilities.

Charter School Complaint Notice and Form
Information for charter school authorizers, charter schools, and parents regarding the Charter School Complaint Notice and Form.

Charter Updates
Updates and information from the California Department of Education, Charter Schools Division to charter schools, authorizers, and stakeholders

Fiscal Support/Nonclassroom-Based Funding
Information regarding charter school funding, including, nonclassroom-based funding determination requests and grant opportunities.

Laws, Regulations, and Policies
Access to State and federal statutes, regulations, and policy guidance for charter schools.

Legislation Impacting Charters
Information for charter school authorizers, charter schools, and parents regarding the implications and implementation of recent legislation pertaining to charter schools.

Oversight of State Board of Education Authorized Charter Schools
Guidance on submitting charter petition appeals and administrative functions.

Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP)
Information about the PCSGP and guidance for grantees.

Resources for Parents and FAQs about Charter Schools
Frequently asked questions, how to find charter schools, and various information pertaining to charter schools.

Questions:   Charter Schools Division | charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 18, 2022
Recently Posted in Charter Schools
  • July Quarterly Regional Training Resources (added 11-Aug-2022)
    Information and resources from the July 2022 Quarterly Regional Training, presented by the Charter Authorizer Support Initiative (CASI).
  • CASI July 2022 Charter Chat Resource Page (added 11-Aug-2022)
    Information and resources from the July 2022 Charter Chat, presented by the Charter Authorizer Support Initiative (CASI).
  • CASI June 2022 Charter Chat Resource Page (added 19-Jul-2022)
    Information and resources from the June 2022 Charter Chat, presented by the Charter Authorizer Support Initiative (CASI).
  • PCSGP RTAC Sub-Grant Use of Funds (added 27-Jun-2022)
    Information regarding the Use of Funds for the Public Charter School Grant Program (PCSGP) Sub-Grants Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching (RTAC) Sub-Grant.
  • PCSGP RTAC Sub-Grant Resources (added 27-Jun-2022)
    Resources for the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching (RTAC) Sub-Grant.