• 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 2023-2024 School Year:

    The lottery window for the 2023-2024 school year will open at noon on October 10th, and close at noon on November 21st. We will activate the lottery portal on October 10th. Please check back then. If you have any questions regarding charter school enrollment, please reach out at 410-222-5193. 

    Lottery Portal Link- Click on the provided link to submit your application to be included into a charter or contract school's lottery. This link will go live at noon on October 10th.

    Upcoming Charter/Contract School Open House Dates:

    Monarch Global: October 25th and November 10th from 4:00-5:00 PM

    Monarch Glen Burnie: Thursday, October 20th at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30 PM (Virtual), Saturday, November 12th at 10:00 am. 

    Monarch Annapolis: Tuesday, October 18th from 5:00-6:00 PM, Tuesday, November 8th from 5:00-6:00 PM

    Chesapeake Science Point Middle/High School: October 18th from 6:00-7:00 PM, November 9th from 5:30-6:30 PM

    Chesapeake Science Point Elementary:   October 7th from 6:00-8:00 PM, October 20th from 6:00-8:00 PM, November 5th from 9:00-11:00 AM.









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