Charter schools are a creature of state law, and the rules and regulations that apply to them vary greatly from state to state. From the type of authorizers allowed (school districts, universities, state boards of education, municipalities, or other institutions), to the pace of charter school growth, each state has a unique charter environment.
To learn more about authorizing in a specific state, click on the map below*:
* Some information on the individual state pages was compiled by the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools and the Center for Research on Education Outcomes and is listed here with their permission.
** Last updated 3/5/2013.