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Maryland Charter Schools

Charter Schools

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.





Maryland Charter Schools

Resources

Resources for Local School Systems and Charter School Operators


Reports & Publications


2015 Report on Maryland Charter Schools by University of Baltimore

Study of Funding Provided to Public Schools and Public Charter Schools In Maryland, December 2016


Contact:

Carol Beck
Office of School Innovations
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
carol.beck@maryland.gov
410-767-3678 Office

NEW

Maryland recently announced awards under the Charter Schools Program grant, to develop and expand charter schools. For more information and the list of grantees, go to The Maryland Charter Schools Program Grants Page

The Maryland Charter Schools Program Grants Page will be updated with information about the grant program. Also follow @MSDE_Charter for updates and announcements about the grant program. 


Law & Policy

 

State Board of Education Decisions



United States Department of Education


Contacts for Local School Systems