Charter Schools are authorized by Del. C., Title 14, Chapter 5 which was enacted in 1995. The creation of the charter school legislation is intended to improve student learning; encourage the use of different and innovative or proven school environments and teaching and learning methods; provide parents and students with improved measures of school performance and greater opportunities in choosing public schools within and outside their school districts; and to provide for a well-educated community.
phone: (302) 735-4020
fax: (302) 739-4483
Annual Survey of Buildings (School district buildings which may be available for charter school use)
Charter School Applications (New, Renewal, Modification)
Charter School Performance Framework (Sets the academic, fiscal, and organizational standards by which public charter schools will be evaluated) Click here to view the 9/28/12 Webinar on the Charter School Performance Framework.
List of Charter School Accountability Committee Meetings (This is a description of the meetings that occur during the application approval process. This process was developed as a formal means of reviewing applications in order to make a recomendation to the Secretary of Education to approve or deny the application.)
List of Delaware Charter Schools (Includes web site, contact, and location information)
Original Charter School Applications (This is a link to a list of PDF files for each existing charter school which displays their previous original charter school applications and any renewal applications)
Resources (Laws, Regulations, Helpful Links)
Technical Assistance Manual (Description of all processes that charter schools need to be aware of)