Each community language school is required to have a school charter that includes the community language school’s operational and administrative procedures for the accreditation or re-accreditation period. It must also contain a link to the Department’s Guidelines for Parent/Guardian complaints procedure; or, alternatively, a copy of the procedure itself may be included as an appendix to the school’s charter.The charter should make it clear to the reader how the school is structured and how it operates.

A sample outline of a School Charter (showing suggested items to include) is available here.

A sample detailed School Charter is available as a Word document here. Sections for the community language school to complete/modify are highlighted in yellow.

For further assistance in preparing the school charter, please contact ESAV.

Instructions for submission

A copy of the school charter must be supplied with your application, saved with the name “03_charter.pdf”.