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 Timeline



Notice of Intent to submit a charter application

Due January 30

Charter Application Submission

Due Between April 15 – 30

Board Meeting for Possible Action


    2022 Call For Quality Charter Schools Cycle

    To be eligible to submit a full proposal for the 2022 application cycle, applicants must first submit the Notice of Intent by 11 PM PT January 30, 2022. Applicants who have submitted a Notice of Intent for the 2022 Winter Application Cycle do not need to submit a Notice of Intent for the new single cycle this year. The 2022 application will be between April 15 and April 30, 2022 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.


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        2022 Charter Application

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