Starting a Charter School is no easy task, no matter how capable or committed the founders. But a high-quality charter school can change lives. Through our incubation program, the NJCSA stands ready to help charter school founders at any stage in the process– from those just gathering the support and community engagement to begin the application, to approved applicants preparing for their first year, to operating schools weathering the challenging (and rewarding!) first years of a new school.

The New Jersey Charter School Association’s incubation program is designed to provide you with resources and helping hands to guide you along the milestones you will face in realizing your dream to start your own school. The links on the left contain information and resources for those preparing for this challenging journey, and click “Contact us about Incubation Services” to find out how NJCSA can help you along the way.

This flowchart gives an overview of how the application process takes place.
(Adopted from a flowchart developed by the Colorado League of Charter Schools.)