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The first public charter school opened in 1992, only one year after the enactment of the 1991 Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

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North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools

Asheboro, NC

(336) 669-9996 | Email | Website

North Carolina Coalition for Charter Schools

(704) 231-9767 | Email | Website

Most of the nearly 2,500 public schools in North Carolina are operated by one of the state’s 120 school districts. Charter schools account for 202 of the state’s public schools, which operate with more autonomy than district schools. 

Currently, only the State Board of Education can authorize charter schools. All state-chartered schools in North Carolina are authorized by the state’s public education authority and serve as their own Local Education Agency (LEA).

*information up to date as of 2022

“Ever since I walked through the doors of my charter school, I have felt loved.”

Kinsley  – 5th Grader, Pine Springs Preparatory Academy, Holly Springs, North Carolina

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