Maryland charter schools are public schools operated by independent nonprofit organizations. The charter is awarded by the local board of education, and grants the school more operational autonomy than non-charter (traditional) 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 Charter School Program provides grants for the start-up of new charter schools, or the significant expansion of quality charter schools. Up to $900,000 may be awarded to a school project. Sign up for the Charter newsletter to receive notification of future grant opportunities.
2022 grant round closed on May 18 at 5 pm EST. Visit our
Grants page for details.
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Meet with representatives from over 20 different public charter schools. Learn more about these outstanding public school options for kids in Pre-K4 through 12th grade AND how to apply!
When: Saturday, December 10, 11 am - 2 pm
Where: Creative City Public Charter School @ 2810 Shirley Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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