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Charter Schools

Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-13-108, public charter school sponsors may appeal the denial of an application by a local board of education to the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education’s decision on appeal shall be final and not subject to further appeal. Additional information about the State Board of Education's appeal process can be found in this guidance document

If you are interested in applying for a charter school, please visit the Tennessee Department of Education's charter schools website or contact the local board of education in the school district in which you plan to apply.

For additional information on charter school authorizing best practices, please visit the National Association of Charter School Authorizers website.