Divisions/Programs



Maryland Charter Schools

Charter Schools

Maryland charter schools are public schools operated by an independent nonprofit organization.  The charter is awarded by the local board of education, and grants the school more operational autonomy than non-charter public schools.  Public charter schools are tuition-free and open to all students. The Maryland State Department of Education provides support and guidance to local school systems engaged in authorizing public charter schools, and to charter school operators.

NEW: Infographic about Maryland Charter Schools

Grants

The Maryland Charter Schools Program Grants Page will be updated with information about the grant program. Also follow @MSDE_Charter for updates and announcements about the grant program.


 



Maryland Charter Schools

Contact Information

Carol Beck
Office of School Innovations
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
carol.beck@maryland.gov
410-767-3678 Office