Charter School Application Cycle Information

Visit the Archived Application Cycle Information page for information on past application cycles. Helpful information relevant to charter applications can be found on the Applicant Resources page. Questions about charter school applications may be directed to Lauren Endo at

2020 Application Cycle Suspended Indefinitely

May 12, 2020

Due to funding restrictions imposed by the Governor in Executive Memorandum 20-01, Amendments to Executive Memorandum 19-02, FY20 Budget Execution Policies and Instructions, the 2020 RFP for new charter schools has been suspended indefinitely.  This action was taken at the April 23, 2020 Commission General Business Meeting.  

2020 Request for Proposals Released

March 30, 2020

On March 30, 2020 the Commission released the 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Start-up and Conversion schools.  The RFP and other relevant documents can be viewed here.

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Click below for resources to better understand chartering in Hawaii and the application process.

​State Public Charter School Commission


1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100

Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel: 808-586-3775

Fax: 808-586-3776

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* The Commission gratefully acknowledges  former Commissioner, Dr. Peter Hanohano, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the translation of the Commission’s name.

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