• Our mission is to provide a choice for parents and the community by providing innovative charter and contract school opportunities for students. These schools strive for high academic standards and are accountable for student performance outcomes. Charter schools are open to applicants from across the county, with no specific boundary requirements.  Contract schools are open to applicants within specific school boundaries as determined by AACPS. 

    Further, the AACPS Office of Charter and Contract Schools provides an authorizing environment that is committed to accountability and autonomy, while supporting these schools to produce positive outcomes for students and families of Anne Arundel County.

    In order to guide our charter and contract school work, we have become aligned with the National Association of Charter School Authorizer’s (NACSA), Principles and Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing. Aligning our work with these principals and standards, help ensure that we are creating an effective authorizing environment, conducive to high quality educational options. 

    Charter/Contract School Enrollment

    2020-2021 School Year. 

     Please contact the school in which you applied for questions regarding your application for the current 2020-2021 school year. 

    2021-2022 School Year.

    To apply for the 2021-2022 School Year Lottery, please click here.

    The lottery application window for the 2021-2022 school year opened on Monday, October 12th, 2020 and will close at noon on Tuesday, November 24th. The lottery will be held in mid-January. Once the lottery is completed, you will be contacted via email by the school(s) in which you applied. Please check back on Monday, October 12th, 2020 for additional details on applying to our charter/contract schools for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Please contact your school of interest for information regarding each school's educational program. 

    If you have specific questions about the lottery process, please contact the school in which you are applying. Each individual school's contact is listed on this page.



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