Prospective Charter School Applicants

Your Straightforward 10-Step Plan to Start a Utah Charter School

(with the State Charter School Board as authorizer)

Step 1: Attend a MANDATORY New Charter School Orientation

Step 2: Submit a Proposal

Step 3: Present Proposal to the State Charter School Board

Step 4: Move forward based on official SCSB vote 

Step 5: Attend the MANDATORY Post Proposal Bootcamp

Step 6:Attend Pre-Operational Workshops

Step 7: Present Full Application to the State Charter School Board

Step 8: Meet with SCSB Staff to finalize charter agreement

Step 9: Continue to attend Pre-Operational Workshops and Complete Readiness to Open Checklist


Step 10: Hire Director, transition to supportive governing board leadership, enroll students, and enjoy your journey to becoming and innovative, highly accountable, high performing charter school. (SCSB Core Values)