Charter Schools

Charter School Proposal Process for Schools Opening in Fall 2016

Ball State University, Office of Charter Schools welcomes any Organizing Group wanting to start a charter school to apply by following the Charter School Proposal Process.  Written submissions should be clear, concise, and provide compeling reasons for Ball State University to authorize the proposed charter school.  The Office of Charter Schools will have one proposal review cycle during a calendar year.

Charter School Proposal Process for Schools Opening in Fall 2016

The process works as follows: 
Statements of Interest must be received by the close of business on specific deadlines. The Office of Charter Schools will review the submitted Statements of Interest.  Meeting the deadline does not guarantee approval during the current review cycle.

The Office of Charter Schools will invite selected organizing groups to submit a Charter Proposal. Decisions will be based upon the completeness and quality of the submitted Statements of Interest.

Charter Proposals must be received by the close of business on specific deadlines. A team will review the Proposals, conduct informal interviews and information sessions.  Meeting the deadline does not guarantee approval during the current review cycle.

The Office of Charter Schools will invite selected organizing groups to hold a Public Hearing in the area in which the school will be located.  Decisions will be based upon the completeness and quality of the Charter Proposal and comments from the public. The decision to hold a Public Hearing on a specific Charter Proposal does not guarantee approval during the current review cycle.

Statements of Interest and Charter Proposal Requirements.  The Office of Charter Schools will be revisiting its requirements prior to each proposal cycle to see if any revisions are needed and will try to make any needed changes at least 60 days in advance of the submission deadlines so Organizing Groups will have time to make adjustments prior to deadlines.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Charter Schools at 765-285-1336.

Office of Charter Schools
Ball State University
Teachers College (TC), Room 912
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Summer Hours)
Phone: 765-285-1336
Fax: 765-285-9873