Planning & Applying

The application process to be approved to open a charter school is taxing to say the least. Piles of paperwork, unfettered irritation, and long nights await. Fortunately, you won’t have to go through it alone. With programs to guide you through the process and grants to fund your team, we’ll help get you authorized and moving in the right direction.

NYSED AUTHORIZER DEADLINES FOR 2014

Teams must choose to work with one authorizer. The authorizer's full timeline is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/psc/documents/2014NewCharterSchoolApplicationTimeline.pdf

Request for Proposal

Preliminary Round:
December 2013
Formal Round:
December 2013

Letter of Intent

Preliminary Round:
February 3
Formal Round:
August 4

Full Application

Preliminary Round:
March 21
Formal Round:
September 15

Capacity Interviews

Preliminary Round:
April
Formal Round:
October

Board of Regents Vote

Preliminary Round:
June
Formal Round:
December

SUNY CSI AUTHORIZER DEADLINES FOR 2014

Teams must choose to work with one authorizer. The authorizer's full timeline is available at http://www.newyorkcharters.org/openAppTimeline.htm

RFP Issued

Preliminary Round:
January 6
*Final Round:
January 6

Letter of Intent

Preliminary Round:
January 20
*Final Round:
June 16 (Noon)

Full Application

Preliminary Round:
February 10
*Final Round:
July 7 (Noon)

Applicant Notification


April
*Final Round:
September

Board of Regents Action

June
*Final Round:
October

 
*Please note that the Final Round (“Summer Cycle”) is limited to applicants intending to locate in New York City. Due to the limited timeframe New York City applicants have to qualify for facility funding, coupled with the overall volume of charter oversight duties facing SUNY in 2014, this second round is limited to those applicants seeking to open a school in New York City in the fall of 2015. All other applicants are encouraged to watch the Institute website for an anticipated January 2015 RFP release and prepare proposals to submit to the Institute in 2015 to open charter schools in fall of 2016.

Important Charter Center deadlines:
None at this time.