Charter School RFP: October 30, 2022

  • Consistent with Birmingham City Schools (BCS) authorizing priorities, BCS is pleased to invite proposals for high-quality, innovative, start-up public charter schools seeking to open in the 2024-2025 school year. BCS is particularly interested in proposals that offer Dual Language Spanish Immersion and address the following educational priorities:

    • Closing the achievement gap of special education and general education students, specifically in the areas of reading and math
    • Increasing academic opportunities for all students, including but not limited to special needs, at-risk and English Language Learners, in the areas of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics (STREAM)

    All applications must be submitted via the application portal (

    The application portal will open to receive applications beginning October 31, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. CST and will close at 4:30 p.m. CST November 30, 2022.  A mandatory hard copy must be delivered to the address below, with original signatures, by 4:30 p.m. CST on November 30, 2022. Hand delivered applications must be delivered to:

    Birmingham Board of Education 

    Attn: Mr. Edward McMullen 

    Room 202

    2015 Park Place

    Birmingham, AL 35203


    All applications will be considered filed November 30, 2022, as long as all steps are completed as outlined above.

    Please note: All BCS schools and District offices will be closed on November 23-25, 2022.

  • Applicants are encouraged to check this site regularly for updated/new documents.