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Information about obtaining a charter school number; questions and answers about charters; and other state, federal, and private resources.

Charter Submission Package and Deadlines for SBE Numbering
Information pertaining to State Board of Education (SBE) numbering process.

State Board of Education Appeals
Resources for submitting a charter petition appeal to the State Board of Education.

Start here: General Information
What is a charter school and information on how to start a charter school.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS)
The ACCS advises the State Board of Education charter schools relevant to the Charter Schools Act of 1992.

Charter Schools - CalEdFacts
Part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California.

Charter Schools Division Contacts
Contact matrix for Charter School Division staff by geographic regions and specific topic areas.

Charter Schools Listserv
Instructions for subscribing to the charter-schools Listserv and FAQs regarding the listserv.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Charter Schools
Access the charter school FAQ document organized by topic to provide answers to most common questions regarding charter schools.

Locate a Charter School
View a map of charter schools by county; locate a charter school in your area; and view a list by name in alphabetical order. The page includes a link to Data Quest to find more facts about schools.

Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) in conjunction with the California School Information System (CSIS)
General information relating to the responsibility of the charter school to submit student identifiers.

Funding Resources for Charter Schools and Charter School Developers

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

Charter School Facility Grant Program (CSFGP)
*General information about the CSFGP and guidance for grantees.

Charter School Revolving Loan Fund (CSRLF)
*General information about the CSRLF and guidance for loan recipients.

California School Finance Authority (CSFA) Web Site External link opens in new window or tab.
*Link to the California State Treasurer's Office, California School Finance Authority.
(On July 1, 2013, the CSFGP and CSRLF programs transferred to the CSFA.)

Charter School Authorizers

Charter School Authorizers
Resources for charter school authorizers.

Additional Information & Resources for Charter Schools

Sources for California Charter School Advocacy & Assistance
State-level organizations where charter developers, charter operators, and the general public can obtain assistance and information.

Charter School Supplemental Resources
List of charter school resources organized by those published by the CDE, those published by other sources, and those published on the Internet.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 15, 2018