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Welcome to Maryland's Public Charter Schools

"A vision of promise for innovation and the reform of the public school experience"

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  Maryland Charter School Law - Highlights

  The State Law:

  • Allows new start up schools and existing public school to become charter schools
  • Does not limit the number of charter schools for the state or any LEA
  • Identifies local board of education as the primary authorizer of charter schools
  • Identifies the State Board of Education to serve as a secondary authorizer as a result of an appeal decision or for a restructured school
  • Requires that charter schools receive funding that is commensurate to funding received by other public schools
  • Gives charter schools a right to appeal decisions made by local boards of education
  • Requires that charter school employees are public school employees of the local school board
  • Requires that local school boards adopt a charter school policy

Maryland Charter School Law 2003

State Board Charter School Policy 2010


Total Number of Charter Schools in Maryland ... 47

Anne Arundel County Public Schools ... 2
Baltimore City Public Schools ... 31
Frederick County Public Schools ... 3
Prince George's County Public Schools ... 10
St. Mary's County Public Schools ... 1

 

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http://www.mdcharternetwork.org/news_events.html


 

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UPDATED
(10/22/2014)



Contact Information
Mr. Dorian Barnes, Charter Schools Coordinator
Office of School Innovations
Division of Student, Family, and School Support Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-0366
Fax: (410) 333-8010
Dorian.Barnes@Maryland.gov

 Information For Parents
Charter Schools in Maryland
Choosing a school for your child - A resource guide
Current Charter Schools in Maryland
Proposed Charter Schools in Maryland
 Charter School Program Grants
USDE CSP Grant Information
 Charter School Operators
Quality Standards for Charter Schools
Related Sites and Links on Charter Schools
Model Performance Contract
Model Application
Sample Application Process/Timeline
2010 CS Principal's Institute Highlights
 Charter School Authorizers-MD School Districts
CS Closure Guide
The Concept of Charter Schools
Authorizer's Responsibilities
Model Performance Contract
Model Application
 Charter School Community
Special Ed Primer for Charter Schools
Closed Maryland Charter Schools
Best Practices Series for MD Charter Schools
 State Information
Brief History of Charter Schools in MD
Charter School FAQ's
MSDE Model Policy Guide
SBoE Waiver Decisions
Board of Education Opinions
Summary of Board Opinions (As of 08/11/2010)
Race to the Top Charter School Initiatives, Fall 2012
2011 Charter School Annual Report
 Federal Guidance on Charter Schools
Allocating funds to Charter Schools opening for the first time or significantly expanding enrollment
Charter School Program-Federal Non Regulatory Guidance
 National Resources
Race to The Top Charter Schools Initiatives, Fall 2011
USDOE Charter Schools Presentation
A Look at Charter Schools In Other States
   
 Charter School Program Study
Bullet Charter School Program Study, December 2014
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