Birmingham City Schools Public Charter School RFP (Fall 2018) Released March 1, 2017
Consistent with Birmingham City Schools (BCS) authorizing priorities, BCS is pleased to invite proposals for high-quality dual-language Spanish immersion programs seeking to open charter schools in the 2018-2019 school year. The charter school application may be accessed below. All applications must be submitted via the application portal.The application portal will be open to receive applications beginning March 26, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. CST and will close at 11:59 p.m CST April 1, 2017.
A mandatory hard copy must be delivered to the address below, with original signatures, by 4:30 p.m. CST on April 3, 2017. Hand delivered applications must be sealed and delivered to:
Birmingham Board of Education
Attn: Mr. Edward McMullen
Room 202
2015 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
RE: Charter School RFP To Operate Charter Schools Opening Fall 2018
All applications will be considered filed upon the submission of the application through the portal, as long as a hard copy is also received as instructed above.
Please note: All BCS schools and District offices will be closed on March 29-31, 2017.
Charter School RFP Information Session for Prospective Applicants (Fall 2018)
March 8, 2017
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Birmingham Board of Education (Room 407)
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This informational session will provide those interested in applying to open a charter school in the fall of 2018 an overview of the process; high-level walkthrough of the application; and a detailed walkthrough of the application timeline and requirements.


Charter School Application Portal for Fall 2018 Proposals
The application portal will be open to receive applications beginning March 26, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and will close at 11:59 p.m. April 1, 2017 Central Time.
The application portal is now open. (click here.)


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

BCS Charter School Request for Proposal (RFP) 
Fall 2018 Charter School RFP/Application (updated to correct portal date)

 Charter School Application Templates (Fall 2018)

  • Cover Sheet and Enrollment Template
  • Proposal Narrative Template 
  • Curriculum Summary
  • Financial Plan Workbook
  • Existing Schools Info
  • Statement of Assurances 
  • Board Member Information 
  • Staffing Chart 

    Charter School Applications
    The following applications were submitted November 2016: