Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, the driver behind the NC Accelerator program has joined with Carolina Small Business Development fund (read more) to announce an exciting partnership to boost educational outcomes, and the number of public charter and private schools statewide, particularly in rural counties. The partnership will create opportunities for new public charter and private schools to access capital, but will also ensure these schools have the necessary programs and protocols in place to open and operate successfully. Also, existing schools of choice will have access to capital to improve educational outcomes at schools that apply for and receive a level of support from CSBDF.

Upwards of $5 million will be available to support building school capacity in the state’s rural and underserved areas, as well as additional community facilities projects.

If you are a school leader, or represent a new or existing public charter or private school, and you wish to apply for a loan through the PEFNC and CSBDF partnership, please begin the process by filling out the appropriate pre-application below.

Existing Public Charter School Pre-Application

Name of lead contact (required)

Email for further contact (required)

Name of School

Current Organizational Chart Including anticipated growth/modifications for the coming year.

Resumés of the CEO and Board Members.

Enrollment and grade level data for the last three years as well as a five-year projection including current student demographics information.

Student achievement data for the last three years including internal and external summative data.

School Mission

Education Plan

Current Financial and performance standing (please include most recent approved school budget)

Analysis of the school’s current standing (academics, enrollment, and standing in the community).

Leading a school is challenging, we have all made decisions or taken actions that we realize later were the wrong ones. Tell us about your biggest mistake or failure as a leader. What did you learn from this experience? What do you do differently as a result of this experience?

What is the loan amount you are seeking? What do you plan to do with this loan?

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New Public Charter School Pre-Application

Name of lead contact (required)

Email for further contact (required)

Name of School (required)

Pending Organizational Chart with team members already committed to the new school.

Resumés of the CEO and Board Members

Upload Enrollment Data

What is your School's Mission

Education Plan

Financial Profile: Please upload projected school budget, business plan,
any monetary or in-kind donations as well as grants applied for:

Analysis of the School's Current Standing, include how many Public Charter Schools are currently in a 10-mile radius of your proposed school?

Leading a school is challenging, we have all made decisions or taken actions that we realize later were the wrong ones. Tell us about your biggest mistake or failure as a leader. What did you learn from this experience? What do you do differently as a result of this experience?

What is the loan amount you are seeking? What do you plan to do with this loan?

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Existing Private School Pre-Application

Name of Lead Contact (required)

Email for further contact (required)

Name of School (required)

Which of the State-Sponsored Scholarships do you accept?

Current Organizational Chart
including growth/modifications for the coming year

Resumé of the high decision maker

Enrollment and grade level data for the last three years as well as a five-year projection, including current student demographics information.

Student achievement data for the last three years and internal and external summative data including nationally normed test results.

What is your School's Mission?

Upload a file that expresses your Education Plan

Current Financial and performance standing:

Analysis of the school’s current standing (academics, enrollment, and standing in the community).

Leading a school is challenging, we have all made decisions or taken actions that we realize later were the wrong ones. Tell us about your biggest mistake or failure as a leader. What did you learn from this experience? What do you do differently as a result of this experience?

What is the loan amount you are seeking? What do you plan to do with this loan?

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New Private School Pre-Application

Name of Lead Contact (required)

Email for further contact (required)

Name of School (required)

Pending Organizational Chart:

Resumé of the highest Decision Maker:

Five-year projection on enrollment and grade level data including potential student demographics information.

School Mission

Education Plan

Current Financial and Performance standing:

Analysis of the local-area and anticipated standing in the community. How many private schools are currently in a 10-mile radius of your proposed school?

Does the school anticipate accepting state-sponsored scholarship students from the Opportunity Scholarship Program, the Children with Disabilities Grant Scholarship or the Special Needs Education Savings Account (specify which programs)?

Leading a school is challenging, we have all made decisions or taken actions that we realize later were the wrong ones. Tell us about your biggest mistake or failure as a leader. What did you learn from this experience? What do you do differently as a result of this experience?

What is the loan amount you are seeking? What do you plan to do with this loan?

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The PEFNC Accelerator team reviews pre-applicants on a rolling basis and will have a pre-application approval/denial based on the information obtained in 3-5 business days.Applicants could be asked to participate in a 45-minute phone conference with a member of our team. Following the call, additional leadership may be selected to participate in an additional phone call before the pre-application review is complete. For more information please contact kwan@pefnc.org

To learn more about Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, click here.