Starting a Charter School

During the 2010-11 school year, the charter school sector added more than 500 new schools and served in excess of 2 million public school students in the United States(1). More than 20 years after the first charter school opened in Saint Paul, Minnesota, a growing number of founding boards, educational entrepreneurs, and others continue to apply for charters to form new schools. This section of the Resource Center website is dedicated to fulfilling our mission to provide technical assistance and on-demand resources in support of successful planning of high-quality charter schools. Here, you can find dozens of state-specific websites and toolkits from Charter Support Organizations and state departments of education.

Resources & Research