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Charter School Application Process

Students in classroomMontgomery County Public Schools’ Charter School Application website is intended to provide important information, dates and resources for those interested in submitting a charter school application for consideration.

Application Form

Charter School Application Form

This application is for schools seeking to open in the 2025-2026 school year.

Note: Charter School Expenditure Budget must be filled out using this spreadsheet

Application Timeline*

* See message above for changes to the application timeline for school year 2025-2026

Sample Facility Documents

Application Evaluation

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Montgomery County Public Schools
Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs

850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone: 240-740-3970


Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency

Affirms the Montgomery County Board of Education’s desire to create an educational community guided by its five core values—Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence, and Equity —that is deeply committed to ensuring that all students are supported to succeed and all staff are empowered to do their best work.

Board Policy CFB, Public Charter Schools

Sets forth guidance for the application, evaluation, approval, implementation, and ongoing monitoring process for public charter schools.

MCPS Regulation CFB-RA, Public Charter Schools
Establishes criteria for the evaluation of proposals for public charter schools, the principles guiding the negotiation and contracting process, and assignment of responsibility for oversight of approved public charter schools.

Board Policy BBB, Ethics 

Promotes the highest level of ethical conduct on the part of all persons associated with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), to ensure the highest public confidence in the impartiality and independent judgment of Board of Education (Board) members and school employees, and to provide guidance for MCPS personnel concerning ethics related matters.

MCPS Regulation GCA-RA, Employee Conflict of Interest 

Describes areas, in addition to those addressed in Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) Policy BBB, Ethics, that constitute a conflict of interest; to advise employees on how to avoid such situations; and to specify the action taken if the regulation is violated.

All MCPS Policies
View all MCPS policies and regulations

Budget Resources