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Office of Charter Schools

6303 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6303  •  919.807.3491

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  –  September 9, 2016

Upcoming Events


September 12,  2016


Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting


October 4 - 6,  2016


State Board of Education Meeting


October 10 - 11,  2016


2016 Charter School Leadership Institute

Action Needed


September 15, 2016


TOY Portfolios Due


EC Educator of Excellence Nominations Due


September 18, 2016


Registration Due for the September 2016 Planning Year Session


September 23, 2016


AU PRC 118 Funding Applications Due


November 1, 2016


Kindergarten & 7th Grade Immunization Report Due


Health Assessment Compliance Report


November 18, 2016


Language Instructional Education Plan (LIEP) Due

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates


2016 Charter School Leadership Institute Registration Closing Soon

The OCS will host its 2016 Charter School Leadership Institute October 10 - 11, 2016 at The Expedition School in Hillsborough, NC. The two-day event will feature relevant charter school topics and several guest speakers.


Attached is the preview of potential session topics.  Please use the registration link below to register for this amazing opportunity. Don’t miss this exciting charter school professional development event! Please contact Brian Smith @ with questions or concerns. 



Attachment:     2016 Leadership Institute Registration Link




                            Charter School Leadership Institute Agenda Preview

In Case You Missed It

Training Opportunity

Board members from charter schools that are opening in 2017 are required to attend 5 face-to-face planning year sessions from September to January.  The school leader and some of the board members are also required to attend the New Charter School Leaders Institute in June.  


As a customer service, the Office of Charter Schools continues to open up these sessions to all charter schools.  If you have a new school leader and/or a new board member interested in attending any of the sessions, he or she must register to attend.  Please note the schedule below:



​Registration is now open for the September session.  Registration ends on Sunday, September 18th. Please use this link to register:  September 2016 Planning Year Session Registration Link.


For questions, please contact Dr.  Kebbler Williams at

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


State Advisory Council on Indian Education's Culturally Responsive Instruction Committee to Meet


The State Advisory Council on Indian Education’s Culturally Responsive Instruction Committee will meet via conference call on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Committee members will continue their discussion of culturally responsive instructional resources for American Indian students.



The public is welcome to listen but may not actively participate. To listen to the Committee discussion, please call 872.240.3212. The access code is 921.766.293. Questions regarding the meeting should be directed to Debora Williams.

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Scheduling Course Enrollment for Math I, II, & III (2013 Content Standards) Credit Recovery

Math I, II, and III (2013 content standards) will only be available for credit recovery using the old content standards in Fall 2016. 

Beginning in Spring 2017, these credits must be recovered using the new NC Math 1, 2, and 3 (2016 content standards) courses. The attached guidance explains how to schedule credit recovery for the old content standards math courses depending on the course being used to recover the credit. 

Attachment:     Scheduling Credit Recovery

Request for Testing Exceptions Based on Significant Medical Emergencies and/or Conditions

Please see the attached memo, Request for Testing Exceptions Based on Significant Medical Emergencies and/or Conditions, from Rebecca Garland and Tammy Howard to all Charter School Directors.

Attachment:     Request for Testing Exceptions Based on Significant Medical Emergencies and/or Conditions

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North Carolina Math 1, 2, and 3 Testing Updates (Revised)


Please see the attached memo, North Carolina Math 1, 2, and 3 Testing Updates (Revised), from Dr. Rebecca Garland and Dr. Tammy Howard to all Charter School Directors.

Attachment:     North Carolina Math 1, 2, and 3 Testing Updates (Revised)

English Learners (EL) Professional Development Opportunity


Please see the attached EL Professional Development Opportunity.  There is no charge for the training; however, you must register. 

Attachment:     EL Professional Development Registration Deadline Extended!

North Carolina Association of Compensatory Educators (NCACE) Request for Proposals and Conference Announcement

NCACE is looking for outstanding presentations for the annual conference October26-28 at the Greensboro Embassy Suites.  This is a great opportunity to showcase how your charter school or district is improving achievement, increasing parental involvement or implementing best practices.  

Please go to to submit a proposal or register for the conference.

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