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 51 charter schools as of January 2017. The Charter Department provides academic, financial, operational and technical assistance to these charter schools.

NEW CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICANT TRAINING

The School District of Palm Beach county, Florida, announces an informational public meeting to which all persons are invited.  No registration fee is required to attend:

Workshop for New Charter Applicants

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Rear of Cafeteria (meeting room) @ Fulton Holland Educational Services Center, 3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Participants must RSVP by Friday, May 12, 2017.

PURPOSE: To provide an overview of Florida's Charter School Legislation and review the guidelines for completing a charter school application for the School District of Palm Beach County.

For additional information about the meeting or to RSVP, please contact the School District of Palm Beach County, Department of Charter Schools at (561) 434-8189 or send email to jessica.sills@palmbeachschools.org

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

Supervising Principal
John Carvelli
(561) 357-7604

Supervising Principal
George Lockhart
(561) 969-5875

Supervising Principal
Mark Stenner
(561) 434-8682

Admin. Assistant to Director
Jennifer Wright
(561) 434-8681

Single School Culture Coord.
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

Admin. Assistant
Jessica Sills
(561) 434-8189

Department Fax
(561) 434-7498