State CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION Process

The charter school application process provides one opportunity by which to respond to Louisiana’s Call to Action – the Louisiana Department of Education’s initiative to ensure that all students in Louisiana have access high-quality educational pathways.   The Department currently seeks charter schools that will provide new opportunities for the more than 155,000 students that are currently stuck in D and F schools in our state.

The application – which can be found on the sidebar to the right – includes all of the information that a charter applicant might need in order to successfully navigate the application process, including eligibility criteria for applying for each charter type, a timeline, guidelines, and numerous resources. Before beginning to complete an application, applicants are also encouraged to review the application in its entirety. 

If a question cannot be answered by the application and resources found on this page, applicants may submit questions to Department staff.  Please submit questions about the charter application process to david.shepard@la.gov.