• 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 Window for the 2024-2025 School Year:

    The lottery window for the 2024-2025 school year will open at noon on October 9th, 2023 and close at noon on November 13th, 2023.  Please check back on October 9th for additional information regarding access to the lottery portal.  If you have any questions regarding charter/contract school enrollment, please reach out at 410-222-5193 or reach out to the school you are interested in directly. 

    Monarch Annapolis is still accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. To apply, click on the link below or contact the school directly. 

    Anacamila Figueroa  
    Monarch Academy - Annapolis

    Lottery Portal Link- Click on the provided link to submit your application to be included into a charter or contract school's lottery.










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