Application Packet

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (refer to 29 U.S.C. 794d)

Congress significantly strengthened Section 508 in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Its primary purpose is to provide access to and use of Federal executive agencies’ electronic and information technology (ICT) by individuals with disabilities. Compliance with Section 508 is mandatory for all entities receiving federal funds--including the SPCSA and its charters. Please ensure your application meets the Section 508 compliance requirements.

Assembly Bill 462

In 2019, the Nevada State Legislature voted to pass Assembly Bill 462. This legislation requires that the State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA) conduct and incorporate the findings of “an evaluation of demographic information of pupils, the academic needs of pupils and the needs of any pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school in this State” into its charter school authorizing decisions.
Section 6.3 of AB 462 requires that approval of any charter application must include a determination that the proposed school meets one or more of the needs defined in the Academic and Demographic Needs Assessment. The SPCSA will evaluate charter applications based upon both the public charter school application rubric and the proposed school’s plans to meet statewide academic and demographic needs found by the SPCSA’s Needs Assessment

SPCSA Charter Application Timelines


Summer Cycle

Winter Cycle

Notice of Intent to submit a charter application

Due Between March 1–15

Due Between Sept. 1–15

Charter Application Submission

Due Between July 1 – 15

Due Between January 1 – 15

Board Meeting for Possible Action



    2021 Call For Quality Charter Schools Summer Cycle

    To be eligible to submit a full proposal for the Summer 2021 application cycle, applicants must first submit the Notice of Intent by 11 PM PT March 15, 2021. Applicants who have submitted a Notice of Intent for a previous round must submit a new Notice of Intent to allow for planning of reviewing activities and other authorizing work. The Summer 2021 application will be due on July 15, 2021 by 9:00 pm PT. Please maximize the use of converted PDF documents instead of scanned documents to limit the size of the uploaded files and to ensure compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.

      File Your Notice of Intent

      The Summer 2021 Summer Charter Application Cycle Notice of Intent Form has closed. The next Notice of Intent Window will open around August 2021.

        2021 Summer Application Guidance

        2021 Summer Charter Application

        Application Rubric