You have a choice in your child’s K-12 education

Apply for the charter school of your choice online. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Open enrollment for the 2019-2020 year ends in December. All Charter One schools are tuition-free and open to the public.

Apply for a school

Apply for one of our tuition-free charter schools online. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are still being accepted. Open enrollment has started for the 2020-2021 school year. There is no fee to submit an application or cost to attend our schools.


Start a charter school

Have you dreamed about opening your own charter school? Or, maybe you started a school but need help with online charter applications. Either way, Charter One is a choice education management organization that’s here to help bring your vision to life.


Charter school application process

First, submit your application

Submitting your application online is the fastest and easiest way to connect with your school’s registrar. This application will ask for contact information, student information, and school-specific details. Families with multiple children who plan to attend the same school can submit their application in one session.

Our application process is safe and easy. Your information will not be shared with parties outside of Charter One and the school of your choice.

Start the application

Next, review enrollment and lottery details

Once the school registrar has received your application, you will be contacted directly for next steps. If your application was submitted BEFORE the open enrollment deadline, you will be sent instructions on how to complete the enrollment process. If your application was submitted AFTER the open enrollment deadline, your family will automatically be added to the lottery.

Lottery Notification 

Families who apply by the start of February (missing open enrollment deadlines), will automatically be added to the lottery. Results of the lottery will be shared at the start of March.


If you are selected during the lottery draw, you will receive information on how to enroll your child(ren). Be sure to respond to this message quickly to secure your child(ren)’s spot.


If your family is not selected during the lottery, you will automatically be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted students will continue to receive updates based on enrollment.

Finally, finish the enrollment process

Once your student is accepted (during the open enrollment process or after the lottery draw), you will be sent the enrollment packet and instructions on how to complete enrollment online. This enrollment packet will ask questions about your student’s previous education, medical history and needs, and other pertinent details. Families with multiple children will have to submit multiple enrollment packets.

You may drop off completed enrollment packets at your school during office hours or online. If you choose to complete the enrollment process online, you can feel confident that your information is secure. Enrollment information is only shared with the school you selected.