New School Application

Letter of Intent to Apply

All applicants who wish to apply to open a charter school in South Carolina must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) on or before November 1, 2022, to their intended sponsor and to the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE).  Groups not submitting a LOI by the November 1st deadline, will not be eligible to submit a formal charter school application on February 1, 2023 to any sponsor. 

Complete the 2022 Charter School Letter of Intent Form and submit copies to the following entities:

  1. Limestone Charter Association at:
  2. South Carolina Department of Education at:

New Charter School Application

All applications must be submitted via the SCDE’s online dashboard.  The deadline for submitting a charter application is February 1, 2023.

The sponsor’s Board of Trustees shall rule on the application for a charter school in a public hearing, upon reasonable notice, within ninety days after receiving the application.

The 2023 Charter School Application is currently pending SCDE release.


  • Intro, Process and Type of School and Charter Committee VIDEO
  • Community Need and Educational Program VIDEO Part 1 VIDEO Part 2
  • Goals and Objectives and Evaluating Pupil Performance VIDEO Part 1 VIDEO Part 2
  • Enrollment and Recruitment VIDEO
  • Governance and Operations VIDEO
  • Special Education and other Federal Programs VIDEO
  • Finance and Facilities VIDEO
  • Misc. and last chance for questions and answers. VIDEO