California Charter Schools

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State Resources

California Charter Schools Association Logo
Reports 03 Feb, 2022
CCSA has many years of experience supporting the growth and development of new charter schools in California. This white paper, produced as part of their Charter School Programs… Read More
California Charter Schools Association Logo
Reports 01 Apr, 2017
CCSA’s fifth Portrait of the Movement report reveals California’s charter public schools are successfully striving towards full implementation of Common Core, and continue to… Read More

Key Contacts

State Education Agency

California Department of Education
Charter Schools Division
Sacramento, CA

(916) 322-6029 | e-mail | website

Charter Support Organization(s)

California Charter Schools Association
Los Angeles, CA

(916) 520-2957 | e-mail | website

Charter Schools Development Center
Sacramento, CA

916-448-0995 | e-mail | website

Opening/Expanding a Charter School (click here) and (here)

CSP Grants

California has an active CSP SE grant. For more information on SE grantees, click here

Charter school developers are not eligible to apply for Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools ("Developer" grants) in states with an active SE grant. For complete eligibility information for Developer grants, see the NIA and clarifying correction.