• 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:  


     2021-2022 School Year.

     The 2021-2022 lottery application for Monarch Annapolis ONLY is still open. To apply, please go to the link below.

    The lottery application window for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed for Chesapeake Science Point, Monarch Glen Burnie and Monarch Global. 

    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.

    Lottery Window for the 2022-2023 School Year:

    The lottery application window for the 22-23 School Year will open on Monday, October 11th, 2021 at noon and close on Monday, November 22nd, 2021. Please check back on Monday October 11th for additional information. 


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