Charter Schools

  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools (SCPPS) is accepting applications from qualified nonprofits to operate Types 1 and 3 charter schools.  Educators, community and civic nonprofit boards, parents, and teachers have the opportunity to create schools that will provide high quality educational outcomes and respond to the needs of the community.  Charter schools are public schools operated independently and are required to serve all eligible children, with the education of at-risk students being the overriding purpose.

    To ensure that all applicants are provided with an equal opportunity to present a case for their application, SCPPS has established firm deadlines for submission and will not accept materials that are submitted after deadlines have passed.

    Needed application documents can be found below.  All eligibility documentation and applications must be completed and submitted via email to Paul Gibson at




    Jan. 11, 2019

    Release Request for Louisiana Charter Applications (RFA) on the SCPPS Website

    The RFA contains the actual application.

    Jan. 11 – March 1, 2019

    Charter Applications for the Fall of 2019 Accepted

    Submit applications to:

    Paul Gibson at 

    March 1, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.

    Deadline for Application Submissions

    This date is specified in BESE and LDOE directives

    March 4 – 15, 2019

    Eligibility and Completeness Screening

    Review of application documentation to ascertain compliance with application requirements

    March 15 – April 12, 2019

    Application Evaluation

    This includes a due diligence review, requests for supplemental information, and site visits if appropriate.  This is conducted by an independent, third party with educational, legal, and financial expertise.

    April 15 - May 3, 2019

    Applicant Interviews

    Superintendent’s Committee

    May 6 - 10, 2019

    Superintendent’s Recommendation Drafted

    For Board Agenda

    May 22, 2019

    Board Meeting Action

    Board approval or denial

    *Please note that if the date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business date.