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.
March 28, 2019: The grant application period is open. Application materials and resources can be found here: 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.
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