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About Charter Schools
Nashville Charter Schools capitalize on flexibility and school-level decision-making to help students gain access to college and career opportunities.The Office of Charter Schools is focused on excellence at each important stage of development for a charter school. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools seeks excellent schools without exception. Charter Schools offer unique opportunities to advance this goal, and prospective applicants must meet the highest standards of excellence in planning to open a school. In this section, you will find information on how to enroll, start, operate, and engage
in a charter school.

A Growing Knowledge Base 
Useful Information and Answers to FAQ's about Metropolitan Nashville's Charter Schools can be found
State-level studies and resources related to Charter Schools in Tennessee can be found here.
Learn more about Tennessee's first conversion school at Cameron Middle School here.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is a member of the 
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) (since 2009).
        NACSA Principles & Standards for Quality Authorizing        
        NACSA Index of Essential Practices
        NACSA Authorizer Facts Report

News & Announcements MNPS Charter Schools
Nine Letters of Intent Filed for New Schools
Nine potential applicants registered their intent to apply April 1, 2014 to open schools for the fall of 2015. Read their letters.
MNPS is seeking proposals for new charter schools for the 2014 application review cycle. View the RFP and supporting documents.
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