Charter schools are public schools operating under a charter contract with the School District of Manatee County. Charters are independent public schools, which are fiscally and academically accountable to the school district, but exempt from many district requirements and many state statutes. Charter schools operate under their own governing board structure.
Charter Schools Directory
District Support Mission and Vision
Reminder to New Applicants
Please review the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) website for New Applicant information, Charter School Statutes and Frequently Asked Questions.
Per Florida Statute 1002.33, new charter applications may be accepted at any time. In order to effectively and efficiently review the application, please contact the Charter School Coordinator to pre-arrange a mutually agreed upon date and time to submit applications to the School District of Manatee County.
Applicants must use the current FDOE Model Florida Charter School Application Form IEPC-M1.
Charter School Application Timeline
Charter School Application Guidelines
District Support Staff
Coordinator Charter Schools
District Support District Support