Charter schools are public schools that are a part of Florida’s program of public education. The School Board of Palm Beach County is the sponsor of the charter schools located in Palm Beach County, Florida.

The School District of Palm Beach County is the sponsor of 48 charter schools as of August 2017. The Charter Department provides academic, financial, operational and technical assistance to these charter schools.

New Charter School Applications:

NEW CHARTER APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2018 BY 5:00 PM

NEW APPLICATION TIMELINE

 

Charter School Student Enrollment Process

Process for Opening a Charter School

In summary, a party interested in opening a Charter School with the School District of Palm Beach County as its Sponsor must successfully complete all of the following actions and received approval from the School Board of Palm Beach County. Specific details concerning this topic can be obtained by calling James Pegg, Director, Department of Charter Schools at (561) 434-8779.

How to Start a Charter School

STAFF

Director
James "Jim" Pegg
(561) 434-8779

Director
Joe DePasquale
(561) 434-8682

Supervising Principal
John Carvelli
(561) 357-7604

Manager
George Lockhart
(561) 969-5875

Admin. Assistant to the Director
Jessica Sills
(561) 434-8681

Specialist
Ashley Barber
(561) 434-8860

ESOL Coord.
Stephen Byrne
(561) 969-5836

Elementary Literacy Spec.
Karla Branch
(561) 434-8452

Secondary Literacy Spec.
Lisa Helfrich
(561) 969-5872

Department Fax
(561) 434-7498