November 2023 CSRB Highlights

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Charter Schools Review Board Highlights


November 6-7, 2023

CSRB Basics

  • CSRB meetings are streamed live every month on the DPI Youtube page
  • Meeting agendas are posted to Eboard approximately a week prior to each meeting. 
  • The next regularly-scheduled CSRB meeting is December 11-12 at the DPI Building in Raleigh. 
  • CSRB member lists, previous minutes, and other information is housed on the OCS web page

November Applicant Interviews

Standard Applicants

The Charter Schools Review Board heard from three standard timeline applicants in November. These applicants were seeking approval to open in Fall 2025. The CSRB approved Movement School Gastonia and Movement School Greensboro applications. The CSRB recommended HYPE Leadership Academy return for a Round Two interview to be held December 2023 or January 2024. 



All submitted 2023 charter applications are available in the Office of Charter Schools section of the NC DPI web site.


Charter School Renewals: 2024 Introduction and Data Review

Ms. Jenna Cook presented information for the 2024 charter school renewal process and guidelines used to determine length of charter agreements. Pertinent information was shared regarding 8 charter schools in the 2024 cohort. Each school was given an opportunity to present information about their school and CSRB members asked follow-up questions. The eight schools were as follows:


KIPP Halifax College Preparatory

Ridgeview Charter School

The Capitol Encore Academy

Carter G. Woodson School

Tillery Charter Academy

Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy

Pocosin Innovative Charter

Children's Village Academy


Charter School renewal votes will occur in February and/or March 2024. 


Other Business:

  • Ms.Nicky Niewinksi presented a request from Movement Freedom to amend their grade spans served from K-8 to K-5. The amendment request was approved unanimously.
  • Next Generation Academy provided academic and financial updates as stipulated by SBE. 
  • Dr. Barbara O'Neal presented the NC ACCESS Annual Report. She shared highlights and challenges related to the grant. 

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.