Act 55 of 2017 amended the Charter School Law and permits the establishment of MCSOs.  MCSOs are created through the consolidation or merger of two or more existing charter schools into a single entity under the oversight of a single board and a single chief administrator.  The merged charter schools continue to operate under their existing charters.

More information regarding MCSOs, including the application issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), can be found on PDE’s website.

The CSO will update this page as more information regarding MCSOs becomes available and as the CSO receives applications from charter schools to form MCSOs.

2018-19 Applicants

Proposed MCSO NameStatusExecutive SummaryEvaluation ReportAffiliated SchoolsContact NameContact Email
Freire Charter Schools MCSOUnder ConsiderationExecutive SummaryEvaluation ReportFreire, TECH FreireMax
MaST Schools MCSOWithdrawnExecutive SummaryN/AMaST, MaST II, MaST IIIJohn