• 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

    Lottery results for the upcoming school year will be communicated to parents on February 1st, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the school which you applied to for your child.    

    Lottery Window for the 2023-2024 School Year:

    The lottery window for the 2023-2024 school year has closed. If you wish to apply late, please use the Lottery Portal Link below to apply to a school's wait list.  If you have any questions regarding charter school enrollment, please reach out at 410-222-5193. Monarch Annapolis is still accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. 

    Lottery Portal Link- Click on the provided link to submit your application to be included into a charter or contract school's lottery. This link will go live at noon on October 10th.










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