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Potential Charter School Applicants

​Potential Charter Applicant Information Session:

Date: January 4, 2018

Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: VCS DeLand Administration Building, School Board Room, 200 N. Clara Ave., DeLand FL 32720

January 2018 Training Documents:

Important Dates for the Volusia Charter Application Process:

(Certain dates below are subject to change and the district will notify applicants if a change occurs)

​Feb. 1, 20​​18

​Final Proposal/Application Submission

Feb. 28, 2018 ​Florida East Coast Charter School Capacity Interview from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.*

March 5, 2018

Dreamers Technical Academy Capacity Interview from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.*

South East Volusia School of Science and Technology Capacity Interview from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.*

​April 24, 2018

​Tentative School Board Meeting Date at 4 p.m.*

​​​*All charter application meetings take place in the VCS School Board Room located at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara Ave., DeLand FL 32720.

​Individuals or groups wishing to discuss their potential charter school can schedule an appointment with Volusia County's Educational Enhancements Specialist, Marianne Blair.​

To schedule an appointment with the department, please email Marianne Blair at, or call 386-734-7190, ext. 20694.  Face to face appointments are preferred; however, other arrangements can be made if necessary.  Please bring specific questions related to your school, and be prepared to share your ideas and vision of the school as well. 

Prior to your appointment, read and review the Florida Model Charter School Application available below as this is the foundation upon which our conversation will develop.

Applicants interested in submitting a charter school application to Volusia County Schools may submit their application to Marianne Blair no later than Feb. 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.​  Please bring one hard copy with original signatures (in a binder with labeled section dividers), one hard copy in a binder, and one digital copy (preferably on a thumb drive designated for this purpose) to the office located in the Brewster Center (Archives and Records) at 200 N. Clara Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721.  

Should you need additional details or have specific questions, please email Marianne Blair at​; thank you!

Model Florida Charter School Application:

Model Florida Charter School Evaluation Instrument:

Model Florida Virtual Charter School Application:

Model Florida Virtual Charter School Evaluation Instrument:​


The School Board of Volusia County, Florida, pursuant to Florida Statutes 1002.33, 1001.41, establishes charter schools for the following purposes:

To improve student learning and academic achievement; to increase learning opportunities for all students with special emphasis on low-performing students and reading; to encourage the use of innovative learning methods; to increase choices of learning opportunities for students; to establish a new form of accountability for schools; to require the measurement of learning outcomes and create innovative measurement tools; and to create new professional opportunities for teachers.

Charter Schools in Florida shall be guided by the following principles:

Meet high standards of student achievement while providing parents flexibility to choose among diverse educational opportunities within the state's public school system; promote enhanced academic success and financial efficiency by aligning responsibility with accountability; provide parents with sufficient information on whether their child is reading at grade level and whether the child gains at least a year's worth of learning for every year spent in the charter school. Charter schools are fully recognized as public schools.

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