Charter Schools : JPPSS 2019 Charter School Application Cycle

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is now seeking charter applications from high quality operators to bring additional educational options to Jefferson Parish. The district invites charter operators who are interested in turning around existing schools, as well as establishing brand new schools, to submit applications for the 2019 application cycle.

Through a continued partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), JPPSS will review and select charter schools through the state-developed application process and according to the state’s timeline.

Jefferson Parish Public School System 2019 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2020-2021 School Year or Beyond

Forms and Information Needed for Submission of a Type 1 or Type 3 Charter School Proposal

In compliance with R.S. 17:3982, the Jefferson Parish Public School System School Board is making public through our website, and in printed form upon request, the guidelines for submitting a charter proposal, all forms required for submission of a charter proposal, the timelines established for accepting and reviewing charter proposals, the process that will be used to review charter proposals submitted to the board, and the name and contact information for a primary point of contact for charter proposals.

I. Charter School Application

Applicants should complete the 2019 Common Charter School Application found here.

The common application requires applicants to complete five sets of documents – a charter proposal written in response to the questions posed in the common application, a finances template, an eligibility form, background check forms, and an overview template.  Links to the last four sets of documents are embedded within the common charter application.

II. Charter School Process Schedule

  • December 14, 2018: Charter application released on LDOE website
  • February 04, 2018: Letter of Intent due no later than 3:00 p.m. to
  • March 1, 2019: Applications due no later than 3:00 p.m. Applicants should email the five required sets of documents to
  • June 7, 2019: Last day for Jefferson Parish Public School System School Board to make decisions to approve or deny charter applications

III. Charter Application Review Process

All charter applications will be reviewed by an independent evaluator with educational, organizational, legal, and financial expertise. Applicants will have the opportunity to provide to the evaluator a written response to the independent evaluation of their charter application before the evaluator provides a final recommendation to Jefferson Parish Public School System School Board.

IV. Charter School Contact Information

Individuals or organizations with questions about the district’s charter application process should contact:

Semaj Allen–Raymond, Director of Charter School Partnerships and Adult Education