• 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: The 2018-2019 Charter/Contract School online application process is now closed. However, you can still complete an application to be considered for enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year but your application will be placed on a waiting list. 

    Please note: Monarch Annapolis is still accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. 

    To apply, click here

    2019-2020 School Year- Charter/Contract School Enrollment:

    The lottery application window for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on Monday, October 15th and run through noon on Friday, November 30th 2018. Further details regarding the application process will be posted in early September 2018. Please contact your school of interest for information regarding each school's educational program. 

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