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The following public charter school “working” documents provide preliminary guidance and basic information, specific to the Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act (Act 2015-3). All preliminary guidance “highlights” key content specific to Act 2015-3 and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) public charter school permanent rules and regulations adopted by the Alabama State Board of Education (SBOE). Preliminary guidance working documents do not attempt to address all components of Act 2015-3 or the rules and regulations. Documents will be revised as the ALSDE develops specific guidelines and detailed information. NOTE: Tabs with no content will be populated as soon as the ALSDE approves working documents that provide preliminary guidance and information related to the tab title. Please send questions to pcs@alsde.edu.
  
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8/24/2015 11:08 AM
A public charter school that existed as a non-charter public school before becoming a public charter school. 
Conversion Public Charter Schools.pdfConversion Public Charter SchoolsConversion Public Charter Schools
8/24/2015 11:06 AM
A public charter school may be established in Alabama in accordance with Act 2015-3.  All public charter schools in the state established under this Act are public schools and are part of the public education system of the state.
Establishment of Public Charter Schools.pdfPublic Charter Schools in GeneralEstablishment of Public Charter Schools
8/26/2015 1:50 PM
A brief summary of Alabama public charter school access to extracurricular and interscholastic activities, pursuant to Act 2015-3.
Extracurricular-Interscholastic Activities.pdfExtracurricular and Interscholastic ActivitiesExtracurricular-Interscholastic Activities
8/24/2015 11:14 AM
Public charter schools will comply with applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding the qualification of educators and other staff.
Public Charter School Employees.pdfPublic Charter School EmployeesPublic Charter School Employees
8/25/2015 3:45 PM
A public charter school will receive its proportionate share of federal, state, and local funds for school operations and services with the exception of those funds excluded pursuant to the law.
Public Charter School Funding.pdfPublic Charter School OperationsPublic Charter School Funding
8/24/2015 11:03 AM
A brief summary of public charter schools in Alabama.
Public Charter School Introduction.pdfIntroductionPublic Charter School Introduction
8/24/2015 11:12 AM
A public charter school student may be any student residing in Alabama.
Public Charter School Students.pdfPublic Charter School StudentsPublic Charter School Students
8/24/2015 11:10 AM
A public charter school that did not exist as a non-charter public school prior to becoming a public charter school.
Start-up Public Charter Schools.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsStart-up Public Charter Schools
2/11/2016 3:06 PM
Athens City School System's Completed Public Charter School Authorizer Application
Athens City -Completed Charter Application 2016.pdfPublic Charter School AuthorizersAthens City Completed Public Charter School Authorizer Application 2016
2/11/2016 3:09 PM
Birmingham City- Completed Public Charter School Authorizer Application 2016
Birmingham City - Completed Charter Authorizer Application 2016.pdfPublic Charter School AuthorizersBirmingham City Completed Public Charter School Authorizer Application 2016
3/24/2016 9:42 AM
Informational Overview
Charter School Primer3.pptxPublic Charter Schools in GeneralPowerPoint Presentation
8/25/2015 10:38 AM
Public charter school authorizers are authorized to review, approve, reject, or revoke school applications; enter into charter contracts; and oversee public charter schools.
Public Charter School Authorizers.pdfPublic Charter School AuthorizersPublic Charter School Authorizers
3/15/2016 12:45 PM
Timeline
PCS Local Board of Education Timeline for Authorizers-.pdfPublic Charter School AuthorizersTimeline for LEA Authorizers
8/25/2015 10:39 AM
Pursuant to Act 2015-3, all local school boards may register as a public charters school authorizer.
Charter Authorizer Registration.pdfPublic Charter School AuthorizersCharter Authorizer Registration
5/3/2017 12:09 PM
Guidance for Authorizers
Alabama Local Authorizer Guidance by ALSDE.pdfPublic Charter School AuthorizersAuthorizer Guidance
5/3/2017 12:41 PM
National Association of Charter School Authorizers Report
NACSASTAR Academy_Appeal Finding Report_2017_FINAL.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsNACSA Appeal Finding Report
5/3/2017 12:42 PM
National Association of Charter School Authorizers Report
NACSAIBestow_Appeal Finding Report_2017_FINAL.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsIBESTOW Appeal Finding Report
9/8/2016 7:44 AM
The charter school application was submitted August 1, 2016.
Acceleration Charter School Application.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsAcceleration/MAEF Charter School Application
9/12/2016 11:50 AM
Application for a Charter School to be located in Huntsville, AL-
RedactedFINAL SLAM ALABAMA w ATTACHMENTS.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsSports Leadership and Management Application
9/12/2016 1:38 PM
Edge Charter School Application in the Huntsville Atea
huntsvilleEdgeFINALRedacted.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsEdge Charter School Application in the Huntsville area
9/22/2016 7:47 AM
The National Association for Charter School Authorizers prepared a recommendation.
APCSC_SLAM_Recommendation Report_FINAL.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsNACSA Recommendation Report-SLAM
1/17/2017 9:37 AM
Greene County has registered to be a charter school authorizer.
GreeneCountyCharter School Registration Authorizer.pdfPublic Charter School AuthorizersGreene County Charter School Authorizer Application
1/17/2017 9:40 AM
Macon County Board of Education has registered to be a charter school authorizer.
Macon County Board of Education - Completed Charter Authorizer Application Initial Submission 11-1-16.pdfPublic Charter School AuthorizersMacon County Charter School Authorizer Registration
9/22/2016 7:49 AM
The National Association for Charter School Authorizers prepared a recommendation.
APCSC_MAEF_Recommendation Report_FINAL.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsNACSA Recommendation Report-ACCEL
9/22/2016 7:50 AM
The National Association for Charter School Authorizers prepared a recommendation.
APCSC_Edge Preparatory School_Recommendation Report_FINAL.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsNACSA Recommendation Report-Edge
9/22/2016 7:51 AM
Dr. Richardson will sign the Resolution on the behalf of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission.
Resolution for SLAM.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsResolution for SLAM
9/22/2016 7:53 AM
Dr. Richardson will sign the Resolution on the behalf of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission.
Resolution for ACCEL.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsResolution for Accel
9/22/2016 7:54 AM
Dr. Richardson will sign the Resolution on the behalf of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission.
Resolution for Edge.pdfStart-Up Public Charter SchoolsResolution for Edge
7/27/2017 9:09 AM
The timelines for the charter school process and the steps to appeal are listed in this document.
Timelines for Alabama Public Charter School Process.docxPublic Charter Schools in GeneralTimelines and Steps to Appeal
2/21/2017 11:58 AM
Appeals Process
Alabama Public Charter School Appeals Process.docxPublic Charter Schools in GeneralAppeals Process
2/28/2017 9:15 AM
This PowerPoint was created by Dr. Tim Wood from Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
SymposiumCSO Alabama Charter Sch 2-23-17TimWood.pptxPublic Charter Schools in GeneralCharter School PowerPoint by Dr. Tim Wood
2/28/2017 9:17 AM
This PowerPoint was created by Robert Giordano from American Charter Development.
SymposiumRob Giordano AL Quality authorizing PPT.pdfPublic Charter Schools in GeneralCharter School PowerPoint by Robert Giordano
2/28/2017 9:19 AM
This PowerPoint was created by Emily Schultz from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools.
Symposium Presentation 2 24 17Emily1.pptxPublic Charter Schools in GeneralCharter School PowerPoint
2/28/2017 9:23 AM
This brief video explains public charter schools in Alabama.
Charter Schools in Alabama.mp4Public Charter Schools in GeneralCharter Schools in Alabama
7/7/2017 1:04 PM
Obligations and Timelines in Act 2015-3
OBLIGATIONS AND TIMELINES 2017.pdfPublic Charter Schools in GeneralObligations and Timelines
8/24/2017 12:58 PM
Timeline
Timelines for Alabama Public Charter School Process17 18.pdfPublic Charter Schools in General, Start-Up Public Charter Schools, Public Charter School AuthorizersTimeline 2017
5/2/2017 3:20 PM
Letter of Appeal from IBESTOW Applicant
IBESTOW Applicant Letter of Appeal.pdfPublic Charter Schools in GeneralIBESTOW Applicant Letter of Appeal
5/18/2017 3:18 PM
Local Boards of Education as Charter School Authorizers
Local Boards of Education as Authorizers of Public Charter Schools FINAL 6 11 15.docxPublic Charter School AuthorizersLocal Boards of Education as Authorizers