Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting Newsletter for December 9 - 10, 2019

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Charter Schools Advisory Board Highlights

December 2019 Highlights


Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) December Meeting


The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board met December 9th and 10th at the NC Department of Public Instruction State Board Room.  


Meeting agendas are available on the State Board of Education’s website under the Meetings tab. There you can also find presentation materials for each agenda item, where applicable.


The NC Charter Schools Advisory Board meetings are live-streamed and available on the NCDPI YouTube Channel.


Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to NCDPI Communications at 919-807-3450.



New Website


The NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has moved to a new website. Old links and web addresses may not work correctly. Please see the links below:




Charter Schools


CSAB Information


Application Information


2019 Charter School Applications


The Charter Schools Advisory Board began reviewing the 2019 Charter School Applications at its September meeting. A total of nineteen applications were submitted, five Fast-Track/Accelerations (to open in Fall 2020) and fourteen Traditional Timeline applications (to open in Fall 2021).


Six applications were submitted for schools in Mecklenburg County and two were submitted to open in Guilford County. Bladen, Buncombe, Chatham, Columbus, Durham, Edgecombe, Greene, Pitt, Robeson, Scotland, and Wake each had one application submitted to locate there.


Accelerated applicant recommendations were approved by the State Board of Education (SBE) at its December meeting.  


Clarification interviews were completed at the November 2019 CSAB meeting and nine applicants were forwarded to full interviews.


At the December meeting, CSAB began its slate of full interviews with six full interviews. The remaining three interviews will take place in January. The CSAB recommended that four of the six applicants be approved to move forward to ready to open. All applicant recommendations will go to the SBE for discussion in February 2020 and vote in March 2020.


December Presentations


In addition to clarification interviews, CSAB heard presentations from NC Cyber Academy, UpROAR Leadership Academy, and Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy.




The CSAB voted on all renewal terms for those charters which expire in 2020. The renewal recommendations are as follows:


A ten (10) year charter renewal was recommended for:


32R       Excelsior Classical Academy

91B       Henderson Collegiate

32D       Kestrel Heights School

81B       Lake Lure Classical

70A       Northeast Academy of Aero Tech

74C       Winterville Charter Academy


A seven (7) year renewal was recommended for:


61M      Charlotte Lab School

32S       KIPP Durham College Prep

36C       Mountain Island Charter School

92M      PreEminent Charter

61N       Queen City STEM School

44A       Shining Rock Classical Academy: CFA

35B       Youngsville Academy


A five (5) year recommendation was made for:


93J        PAVE Southeast Raleigh Charter School

41K       Piedmont Classical High School

65B       Wilmington Prep Academy


A three (3) year charter renewal was recommended for: 


64A       Rocky Mount Preparatory

61P       VERITAS Community School, CFA


Non-Renewal was recommended for:


74B       Ignite Innovation Academy


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Upcoming CSAB Meetings


January 13th

February 10-11th





OCS hopes to raise awareness and promote positive news about our charter schools through this social media initiative. In addition, this will serve as another communication tool for the office. Find us at @NCCharterOffice.