Proposal & Application Process

Starting a new charter school in Utah requires the appropriate documents and training. These documents can also be found on USOE’s website.

proposal SY2020 Proposal Application coming soon
applicationSY2020 Proposal Application coming soon
budgetSY2020 Budget Template coming soon
agreementCharter School Agreement
(coming soon)

Mandatory Training to Open a Charter School

This training is for those wishing to open a charter school in the Fall of 2018.  The State Charter School Board staff will be providing the mandatory training this year.  Please see this Pre Applicant Training Notice for more information.  We are excited to be coordinating our trainings with the SCSB staff and will be offering additional workshops and customized pre-applicant training to ensure individuals submit the best applications possible.


Attend a Charter Pre-Application Training


Date Time Location
October 28, 2016 1:00-4:00 pm Utah State Office of Education
December 6, 2016 9:00 am -Noon Utah State Office of Education
January 25, 2017 1:00-4:00 pm Utah State Office of Education
February 21, 2017 9:00 am -Noon Utah State Office of Education
March 20, 2017 1:00-4:00 pm Utah State Office of Education
April 20, 2017 9:00am -Noon Utah State Office of Education


To attend the mandatory training, please email

UAPCS Pre-Applicant Information

Additional Information

The link below is a publication from the Annie E. Casey Foundation offering sensible guidelines for creating new schools. The author, Peter Frumkin, emphasizes that running a charter essentially is running a large organization and that requires strong strategic management skills. He outlines the major tasks to managing a charter, and the most important ways to measure and produce high performance.
Creating New Schools: The Strategic Management of Charter Schools