The SUNY Charter Schools uses a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals to establish SUNY authorized charter schools. The Institute may hold more than one round seeking proposals for each RFP.

2021 Timeline

12/07/20
Request for Proposals
01/04/21
Final RFP Issued
02/02/21
Intent to Apply Form
02/16/21
Proposals Due
06/15/21
Successful Applicants Approved by SUNY Trustees
Fall 2022
Earliest Approved Opening Date

2021 Proposals

School District Proposal Status
BRICK Buffalo Academy Charter School - East Campus Buffalo City School District Withdrawn
BRICK Buffalo Academy Charter School - West Campus Buffalo City School District Withdrawn
Destine Preparatory Charter School Schenectady City School District Withdrawn
Genesee Community Charter School - Flour City Campus Rochester City School District Approved
Intellectus Preparatory Charter School Mount Vernon City School District Approved
Little Water Preparatory Charter School Poughkeepsie City School District Approved

2021 Updates

19
Feb-2021
2021 Request for Proposals – Round 1 Cycle

Public List:
Proposals to Establish New Charter Schools
Date: February 18, 2021

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute, on behalf of the State University of New York Board of Trustees (the “SUNY Trustees”), in its capacity as a charter authorizer, has received the following proposals to establish charter schools in response to the February cycle of the 2021 SUNY Request for Proposals (“RFP”) by the February 16, 2021 deadline. A proposed school’s appearance on the list below does not indicate that the SUNY Trustees have approved or will approve the proposed school.

All information listed was reported by applicants at the time of submission and may change based on updated information. For further information on the public list, please contact Maureen Foley at 518 445 4250 or [email protected] To provide comments on any pending applications, please email [email protected]

The Institute has reviewed the applications for completeness and quality. The following applications were complete and met the minimum eligibility requirements of the 2021 RFP:

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12
Jan-2021
2021 Request for Proposals – Round 1 Cycle

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (the “Institute”) announces the release of the 2021 SUNY Request for Proposals (RFP) to open new charter schools in New York State. The New York Charter Schools Act of 1998 (as amended, the “Act”) requires New York’s charter authorizers to solicit applications to establish new charter schools by way of a Request for Proposals process. The statute also mandates that SUNY issue a draft RFP for public comments prior to issuing the RFP. For the response to public comments received on the draft RFP, Response to Public Comments on 2021 RFP

07
Dec-2020
2021 Request for Proposals – Round 1 Cycle

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (the “Institute”) announces the release of the draft of the 2021 SUNY Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to open new charter schools in New York State. The New York Charter Schools Act of 1998 (as amended, the “Act”) requires New York’s charter authorizers to solicit applications to establish new charter schools by way of a Request for Proposals process. The statute also mandates that SUNY issue a draft RFP for public comments prior to issuing the RFP.

The Institute will accept comments via email to: [email protected] through 5 P.M. on December 24, 2020.

2021 SUNY Request for Proposals (RFP) Draft for Comment