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Potential Charter School Applicants

Potential Charter Applicant Information Session:

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: VCS DeLand Administration Building, School Board Room, 200 N. Clara Ave., DeLand FL 32720

RSVP by September 17, 2020 at (386)734-7190 ext. 20574

 

Information Session Materials Presented:

Please find information presented at the Potential Applicant Orientation at: F.S. 1002.33: Charter School State Statute

 

Important Dates for the Volusia Charter Application Process:

NEW CHARTER APPLICANTS:

Applications for charter schools will be received on or before February 1 of each calendar year and will be considered for charter schools to be opened at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

The final application for Charter Schools and required copies must be received in the Choice and Charter School Department by 4:00 PM on February 1st.  School District Offices are closed on Friday during the summer.

In the event that School District Offices are closed on February 1, applications must be received by 4:00 PM on the first business day after February 1st. Following the statutory application, deadline of February 1st all Applications for Charter Schools received are considered final and no amendments or addendums may be submitted.  Please bring one hard copy with original signatures (in a binder with labeled section dividers), one hard copy in a binder, and one digital copy (preferably on a thumb drive designated for this purpose) to the office located in the Brewster Center at 200 N. Clara Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721.

 

Feb. 1, 2021

​Final Proposal/Application Submission
TBD ​Capacity Interviews*
TBD

School Board Meeting Date*

*All charter application meetings take place in the VCS School Board Room located at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara Ave., DeLand FL 32720.

Prior to your appointment, read and review the Florida Model Charter School Application as this is the foundation upon which our conversation will develop.

 

 

Model Florida Charter School Application:

 

Model Florida Charter School Evaluation Instrument:

 

Model Florida Virtual Charter School Application:

 

Model Florida Virtual Charter School Evaluation Instrument:

 


The School Board of Volusia County, Florida, pursuant to Florida Statutes 1002.33, 1001.41, establishes charter schools for the following purposes:

To improve student learning and academic achievement; to increase learning opportunities for all students with special emphasis on low-performing students and reading; to encourage the use of innovative learning methods; to increase choices of learning opportunities for students; to establish a new form of accountability for schools; to require the measurement of learning outcomes and create innovative measurement tools; and to create new professional opportunities for teachers.

 

Charter Schools in Florida shall be guided by the following principles:

Meet high standards of student achievement while providing parents flexibility to choose among diverse educational opportunities within the state's public school system; promote enhanced academic success and financial efficiency by aligning responsibility with accountability; provide parents with sufficient information on whether their child is reading at grade level and whether the child gains at least a year's worth of learning for every year spent in the charter school. Charter schools are fully recognized as public schools.