All this year, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of charter schools in NC. In 1997, 34 charter schools opened in North Carolina. Nineteen of them remain a steadfast beacon in the NC charter school ecosystem. They are a testament to the fortitude it takes to meet the fidelity standards established by the NC SBE, CSAB, and OCS. We would like to thank these schools for their commitment to providing students a choice!