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Potential Charter School Applicants

Potential Charter Applicant Information Session

Date: October 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am 

Location: Virtual Meeting

RSVP by September 22, 2021 at (386)734-7190 ext. 34788

Note:  Applications submitted will be for schools opening in August of 2023.

Applicant is requested to submit a Letter of Intent to the Choice and Charter Schools Department at declaring the intent to submit a charter school application 30 days prior to submission. Letter may include the intended name of the school, the name of board chair, the identified management company (if applicable), enrollment projections, grade configuration, educational program focus, and the location, if known.

Information Session Materials Presented

Please find information presented at the Potential Applicant Orientation below and 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 considered for charter schools to be opened at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.

Following the statutory requirements once an application is received it is 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.

TBD ​Capacity Interviews*

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.