Our district and schools are on SUMMER HOURS until Friday, July 26, 2019. Our summer district office hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. School hours vary by location. Schools and district offices are closed on Friday during summer hours. Our district will return to regular business hours Monday, July 29, 2019.

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Important Dates

October 11, 2018: Potential Applicant Orientation was held in Room 130 at the Instructional Services Center (ISC) located at 2920 North 40th Street, Tampa FL, 33605 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This orientation is designed to advise potential charter applicants of the application process aligned with Florida Statutes and will include tips on applying for a charter within Hillsborough County.

January 2, 2019: Letter of Intent to Jenna Hodgens, General Director of Charter Schools, declaring the intent to submit a charter school application for the February 1, 2019 deadline. Please include the intended name of the school, enrollment projections and the location, if known.

February 1, 2019: Application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Please see Application Instructions for additional required information.

Approved Applicant Training
Section 1002.33(6)(f)2., F.S., requires a charter school applicant to participate in training provided by the Department of Education after approval of an application but at least 30 calendar days before the first day of classes at the charter school.  Training is required for approved applicants only (or those pending approval or are in the process of an appeal).

If you have not yet submitted an application, please do not register for this training.  However, we encourage you to explore the FDOE Charter School website for additional resources or contact FDOE if you have any questions.

The following post-approval trainings have been scheduled for charter schools approved or pending approval to begin classes in fall 2019:

Friday, May 10, 2019
Broward College- Central Campus Auditorium
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Mall at Millenia- Community Room
4200 Conroy Rd, Orlando, FL 32839

Registration must be completed by Friday, May 3, 2019. Register: http://app4.fldoe.org/CSA/PostToWeb/TrainingRegistration.aspx

* Please note that if the approved applicant is a management company or other nonprofit organization, the charter school principal and the chief financial officer or his or her equivalent must also participate in the training.

* A sponsor may not require a high-performing charter school or high-performing charter school system applicant to participate in the training described in this subparagraph more than once.  If you have questions about whether you are required to attend this training, please contact your sponsor.

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