Charter School Office

Starting a Charter School - 2019

Requests for Proposals
To Establish New Charter Schools

The New York State Education Department supports high-quality educational opportunities for all students in New York State. Toward the aim of creating a diverse portfolio of innovative charter schools that produce strong outcomes for all children through a rigorous new school process, the Department has updated the Request for Proposals (RFP) to Establish New York State Charter Schools Authorized by the Board of Regents for the 2019 application cycle. The 2019 application cycle is for proposed charter schools seeking to commence instruction in the 2020-2021 school year.

2019 Application Cycle

Submission Rounds Letter of Intent Due Full Application Due Regents Action
Round 1
New York City Only
January 9
June 3-4
Round 2
March 18
May 1
November 4-5

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Last Updated: December 3, 2018