How to Start a Charter School in Arizona

Ellis Carter and Deanna Rader will be co-presenting a webinar on January 15th at 4:00 pm as part of the Arizona Charter School Association’s Charter Starter program. One of the first sessions that the program will offer is a webinar on the legal aspects of starting a charter school in Arizona. This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Who can apply for a charter (LLC, Partnership, Corporation, Sole Proprietorship, etc.)
  • The benefits and costs of starting as a for-profit vs. a not-for profit
  • How to file for corporate status at the ACC
  • How to apply for 501c3 status and the time lines and costs associated with that
  • Why you should avoid a dual board structure
  • IRS Concerns Regarding Management Contracts
  • Other legal concerns to consider while in the development stage

For more information on starting a charter school, please contact Ellis Carter at

2 thoughts on “How to Start a Charter School in Arizona

  1. My family and I are searching for information on starting a Charter school in the Phoenix area. I recently found this blog post and was hoping for more information, since the webinar happened five years ago. Was the webinar recorded somewhere?
    We are in the very early stages of researching and information mining on this process and are looking for any information that we can lay our hands on.

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