The Office of School Innovations oversees the Maryland Charter Schools Program, The SEED School of Maryland, and supports the charter liaisons in each Local Education Agency (LEA).
Maryland Public Charter Schools
The Maryland State Department of Education provides support and guidance to local education agencies engaged in authorizing public charter schools, and to charter school operators.
Maryland Charter Schools Program Grant
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. Visit our Grants page
Local Education Agency Charter School LiaisonsIn Maryland, LEAs authorize charter schools. LEAs manage the application, renewal, and revocation/closure processes in a similar manner to traditional nonpublic schools, while honoring the autonomy in the respective charter agreements.
The SEED School of Maryland
The SEED School of Maryland is a statewide college-preparatory public boarding school for grades 6 - 12. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) oversees the school and holds it accountable to state and federal standards.
Director, Office of School Innovations
Office: (410) 767-3678