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Charter Schools

Public schools that may provide instruction in any of grades K-12 that are created or organized by a group of teachers, parents, community leaders or a community-based organization.
Administration & Support
Information about charter school funding model options, funding opportunities, and funding determinations for non-classroom-based instruction.
Announcements & Current Issues
Current and upcoming events, time-sensitive issues, and hot topics.
Laws, Regulations, & Policies
State and federal legislation, laws and regulations, and policy guidance for charter schools.
Information about obtaining a charter school number; questions and answers about charters; and other state, federal, and private resources.
Recently Posted in Charter Schools
  • PCSGP Administration, Support and Resources (added 07-Mar-2018)
    Information pertaining to the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) including grant administration, funding results and resources.
  • Previous PCSGP 2015-15 Grant Cycle (added 07-Mar-2018)
    Information for previous grant cycles for the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP).
  • Charter School Closures, Fiscal Year 2017-18 (added 13-Feb-2018)
    A list of the charter schools that have closed in fiscal year 2017-18. Reflects closure notifications submitted to the California Department of Education. The current fiscal year file and Web page are updated as closure notifications are received.