North Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator

The North Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator was launched by Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) in 2012 to equip education leaders with tools to design effective educational programs and strengthen community partnerships in order to start and sustain high quality public charter schools in rural communities.

With low student performance and a limited number of public charters in these areas, the N.C. Accelerator aims to increase the number of high quality educational options while also serving as an economic development tool.


By the Numbers

Low-income students considered proficient
Children on waiting lists toattend public charter schools
New public charter schools open in 2016-17
Rural high school graduates who go on to college
Public charter schools currently open in North Carolina
Counties in North Carolina that currently have public charter schools as of the 2016-17 school year.
NC counties without public charter schools
Public charter schools located in Durham, Mecklenburg and Wake Counties during the 2016-17 school year.

*Source: NC Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina Public Charter Schools

Click on a county in the map below to view charter schools in that county.

Partners & Donors

"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation."

John F. Kennedy

Contact Us

Contact Info

  • 434 Fayetteville St., Suite 1620
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: (919) 871-1084
  • Fax: (919) 871-1044

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