Starting a Charter School in Hawaii

The Commission is committed to authorizing high quality public charter schools throughout the state that will contribute meaningfully to Hawaii's public education system.

In December 2022, the Board of Education (BOE) granted the Commission extensions to the deadlines listed in the BOE Appeal 22-01, to adopt the new application process and schedule and conclude the Commission’s application decisions. The new deadline to adopt the new application process and schedule is set for February 9, 2023. The extension to conclude with the notification of the Commission’s application decisions has been extended to no later than July 31, 2023. The 2023 Application Cycle still requires a start-up phase that projects the opening of a new charter school approved through the process in the 2025-2026 school year. For more information, contact