Epic Charter Schools slated to become largest district in the state

Epic Charter Schools becomes biggest school district in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Epic Charter Schools is turning into the largest school district in the state as other schools try to adapt to virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Epic says they already have more than 40,000 students enrolled in the 2020-21 school year, and they expect enrollment to be up 75 percent overall.

About 6,500 students in Tulsa County are enrolled and Epic says hundreds, even up to 1000 students are enrolling every day.

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The school year officially begins on September 8.

Epic says traditional schools are trying to adapt to a virtual model, but Epic has been doing that all along and they're very well prepared for the upcoming year.

Epic’s cofounder released a YouTube video this week encouraging parents not to be afraid of Epic due to the ongoing investigation by the OSBI and the State Auditor’s office over allegations of mishandling of more than $1 million annually by Epic’s for-profit management company, Epic Youth Services.

Gov. Kevin Stitt also called for an investigative audit of Epic last year.

The details of that audit have not been released yet, but Epic says a report should be out soon.

Epic has a court date on Aug. 5 for the OSBI/State Auditor’s investigation.