Maryland charter schools are public schools operated by an independent nonprofit organization. The charter is awarded by the local board of education, and grants the school more operational autonomy than non-charter public schools. Public charter schools are tuition-free and open to all students. The Maryland State Department of Education provides support and guidance to local school systems engaged in authorizing public charter schools, and to charter school operators.
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The next round of Maryland Charter School Program grants opens in mid-June. Please check the Maryland Charter Schools Program Grants Page for details. Also follow @MSDE_Charter for updates and announcements about the grant program.
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