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Charter and Contract Schools


Public charter and contract schools at AACPS represent a choice for parents and the community to provide innovative learning opportunities for students. These schools strive for high academic standards and are accountable for student performance outcomes.

Contact Information

Pat Crain
Senior Manager of Charter Schools
410-224-8572
e-mail pcrain@aacps.org


For general questions, or if interested in applying to open a public charter school in Anne Arundel County

Origin of Charter Schools at AACPS

Title 9 - The Maryland Public Charter School Program, provides for public charter schools in Maryland. The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County adopted a public charter schools policy in October 2003 and revised the policy in May of 2010. A regulation was also established in 2010.

Board Policy IO

Board Regulation IO-RA (Appendix B)

 


2017-2018 Enrollment and Lottery

Monarch Annapolis is still accepting applications for kindergarten...

Monarch Annapolis is still accepting applications for enrollment for students who live within the attendance boundaries of the nine elementary schools in the Annapolis cluster: Annapolis, Eastport, Georgetown East, Germantown, Hillsmere, Mills-Parole, Rolling Knolls, Tyler Heights, and West Annapolis. In order to complete an online application, please click on the following link: https://magnet.aacps.org/webapps/aacps_magnet/LogIn.aspx, which will provide a specific set of instructions.

School year 2017-2018 online enrollment for Monarch Glen Burnie, Monarch Global, and Chesapeake Science Point is now Closed. Any applications completed and submitted after noon on December 16th will be put on a waitlist. In order to complete an online application, please click on the following link: https://magnet.aacps.org/webapps/aacps_magnet/LogIn.aspx, which will provide a specific set of instructions. If you have any questions regarding open enrollment, please contact the school representative listed below. Please understand that completion of the online application will not result in admission. If more students apply than available seats, a lottery will be conducted to determine acceptance. The lottery will be conducted in mid-January and results will be available by late January.

If you have specific questions about the enrollment/lottery process please contact these schools individually:

Upcoming Open House Dates:

Chesapeake Science Point

Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 am
Saturday, November 12th at 10:00 am 
Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00 pm

Monarch Academy- Glen Burnie

Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monarch Global

Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monarch Annapolis

TBA


An FAQ about enrollment for charter schools

Opening a Charter School

Application Guidelines and Documents

The following documents pertain to applying to AACPS to open and operate a public charter school. These documents are also available from the Office of Charter Schools (410-224-8572)