November 2021 CSAB Highlights

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Charter Schools Advisory Board Highlights

November 8-9th 2021

CSAB Basics

  • CSAB meetings are streamed live every month on the DPI Youtube page
  • Meeting agendas are posted to Eboard approximately a week prior to each meeting. 
  • Next meeting is December 6-7th at the DPI Building in Raleigh. 
  • CSAB member lists, previous minutes, and other information is housed on the OCS web page
  • CSAB action items are heard the following month at State Board of Education meetings. Those meeting agendas are also found on Eboard. 

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Applications - 2021 Cycle

November Applicant Interviews

CSAB heard the final second round accelerated applicant interviews this month. These applicants hope to receive approval to open on an accelerated timeline, Fall 2022. Elaine Riddick Charter School was denied final recommendation to SBE and Phoenix Preparatory Academy was approved for recommendation to SBE. The approval of Phoenix included a name change to The Greenville Preparatory Academy. Final accelerated recommendations will go to SBE in December 2021. 


Standard timeline (opening Fall 2023) applicant interviews began this month. Three applications associated with a new EMO, American Traditional Academies, were denied. Interviews will continue for several months until all 24 applicants receive a recommendation. 


All submitted 2021 charter applications are available here


November Requests 

The Learning Center and Carolina Charter Academy were approved for weighted lottery admissions. Phoenix Academy received approval to partner with NHA and Aspire Trade High School received a second year delay. All requests will go forward to the State Board of Education in December. For questions about the amendment process, reach out to All amendment materials can be found on Eboard. 

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Other Business 

  • Global Scholars Academy, RISE SE Charter School, Aristotle Preparatory Academy, and Wilmington Preparatory Academy gave updates to the CSAB. 
  • Dr. Shaunda Cooper, OCS, gave a presentation detailing the two-year renewal process. This presentation will go to SBE next month. 
  • CSAB was excited to see former members Mr. Joe Maimone and Mr. Steven Walker this month!

For questions regarding meeting logistics and agenda, please contact If your board/school has an innovative or exciting program you'd like to showcase, let us know! We are always happy to have schools present to the board.