Failed Gulen charter school applications

last updated April 15, 2017

By CASILIPS - Citizens Against Special Interest Lobbying in Public Schools
This list was originally published by CASILIPS at gulencharterschools.weebly.com in 2010 and updated numerous times since then, and has now been republished at this new location.
Companion sites:  A Guide to the Gulen Movement's Activities in the US;   CASILIPS (on Google sites);   CASILIPS (on Weebly)



This list shows proposed Gulen charter schools that never materialized and appear inactive, often because their application was rejected, withdrawn, or put on hold.  In some case the application may have been approved, but the school never opened for reasons such as failure to find a school site.  Gulenists are persistent, so it is always possible that some names on this list may be attempted again.

Current total number: 133

Academy of Milwaukee
State: Wisconsin
Lead petitioner: Tarik Celik

Year: 2006

Albert Einstein EnergySmart Charter School

State: New Jersey    (Old Bridge)
Petitioners: Raif Rustamov
Year: 2017

Allentown Science Academy
State: Pennsylvania
Lead petitioner: Fahrudin Mekic, Riza Ulker, Gazi Abdulhay, Savas Saymaz, et al
Year: 2010; rejected Feb 2011
Website: http://allentownscienceacademy.org/

Atlantic Science Academy (a.k.a. Miami-Dade Charter Middle and High School)
State: Florida
Charter corporation: Sweetwater Education
Year: approved 2005; delayed

Banks Elementary (proposed takeover of existing school)
State: Louisiana
Lead petitioner: Tevfik Kosar
Charter corporation: Pelican Educational Foundation
Year: 2009

Bay Area Technology School Richmond
State: California
Lead petitioner: Suleyman Bahceci
Year: 2006

Bergen Hope Charter School
State: New Jersey
Lead petitioners:  Osman Oztoprak, Feyzullah "Feyz" Egriboyun
Year: 2002

Binghampton Academy of Science Charter School
State: New York
Petitioners: Galymahan Kirbassov, Birol Kanik
Year: 2009

Brentwood Academy of Science Charter School
State: New York
Lead Petitioner: Kerim Gulyuz, Muzaffer Ozcelik, Recep Ornek, Cem Kuscu
Year: 2009 (application withdrawn)

Bronx Arts and Science Charter School
State: New York     City: New York City (Bronx)
Petitioners: Nihat Guvercin (of New Jersey Arts and Science Gulen charter school chain); Tahir/Tair Azirov
Year: 2014
Status: Applicants withdrew June 3, 2014
Website: http://thebronxcharter.org
Documents: proposal summary; application  
News articles: March 18, 2014

Broward Math and Science Schools
State: Florida
Charter corporation: Riverside Science, Inc. (Ferhat Erkan, Renat Shaykhutdinov, Stacey Erbay et al)
Status: application approved Nov 9, 2010, Broward County Public Schools board meeting; Public Charter Schools Federal Grant Program Planning, Design and Implementation 2011-2014 $375,000 approved Mar 1, 2011. Charter contract terminated Aug 2012 (link).
Website: http://bmsschools.org/  
Documents: 2011-12 list

Cabarrus STEM Academy
State: North Carolina    County: Mecklenberg
Petitioner: Ali Tombak 
News articles: Sep 10, 2013
Status: did not make cut for 2014-15 (link); reapplying for 2015-16; recommended for interview by Charter Schools Advisory Board Apr/May 2014; not recommended for  initial approval to begin the Ready to Open process at Apr 7, 2014 North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board meeting; did not get approved by State Board of Education on Sep 4, 2014 (link)

Camden Charter School of Achievement
State: New Jersey
Lead petitioner: Riza Ulker
Year: 2009

Cape Fear STEM School
State: North Carolina
Petitioner: Cape Fear Education Services, Inc.
Application: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/charterschools/resources/application/2010/cape-fear-stem.pdf
Status: unknown; application says school will open in fall 2011; presumed inactive
Contact: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 919-807-3300

Capital Academy Charter School
State: New York
Petitioner: Murat Yuksel
Year: 2004

Capital Academy of Harrisburg / Capital Academy Charter School
State: Pennsylvania
Petitioners: Tolga Hayali; Sait Onal; Steve Sablak; Kristin Hines
Year: 2008

Capital City Charter Science Academy
State: Florida    County: Leon
Petitioners: Dogan Tozoglu, Stars Middle School Board
News article: Aug 21, 2013
Status: no mention in Leon County Public School board documents; presumed inactive

Carroll Creek Public Charter School
State: Maryland      City: Frederick
Petitioners: Emin Kutay, Vural "Al" Aksakalli, Ozcan "Jon" Omural, Oz Adiyaman, Fatih Bicil, et al.
Year: 2006

Central Region ES #22 (proposal under Public School Choice 3.0 program)
State: California (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools
Petitioners: Suleyman Bahceci, David Yilmaz, Erdinc Acar, Mekan Muhammedov
Status: Letter of intent submitted March 31, 2011

City Academy of Science
State: New York
Petitioners: Furkan Kosar, Sinan Asa, Hakan Baydere, Ercan Sevkat, Mehmet Ozbilgin
Year: 2009 (application withdrawn)

City College-Prep Charter School
State: Pennsylvania
Lead petitioner: Gem Karaman (a.k.a. Suleyman Karaman, Cem Karaman)
Year: 2005

Clifton Arts and Science Charter School
State: New Jersey
Petitioners: charter holders of Bergen/Passaic Arts and Science Charter Schools
Status: application submitted Oct 2011
Contact: New Jersey Department of Education
News article: Dec 4, 2011  Rejected Jan 20, 2012

Cochran Middle School (proposal to take over existing school)
State: California (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools
Petitioners: Suleyman Bahceci, David Yilmaz, Erdinc Acar, Mekan Muhammedov
Status: Letter of intent submitted March 31, 2011

College Preparatory Charter School of Springfield
State: Massachusetts
Lead petitioner: Volkan Yesilyurt
Year: 2006

Connecticut Academy for Mathematics and Science
State: Connecticut
Lead petitioner: Ercan ("John") Tozan
Year: 2007

Connecticut Academy of Math and Science (CAMS)
State: Connecticut     City: New Haven
Petitioners: Ismail Agirman (tied to private Gulen school Putnam Science Academy), Fatih Mercan, Ahmet Gunay (tied to Putnam Science Academy; attempted First State Math and Science Academy), Mehmet A Basaran
News articles: Jan 16, 2013, Jan 23, 2013

Coral Academy of Science Charter School Carson City
State: Nevada
Petitioners: Fatih Ozer, Feyzi Tandogan
Year: Sep 2010 Jan 2011

Coral Academy of Science - Valley
State: Nevada
Petitioners: unknown
Year: 2010

Crestworth Middle School (proposed takeover of existing school)
State: Louisiana
Lead petitioner: Tevfik Kosar
Charter corporation: Pelican Educational Foundation
Year: 2009

Delaware Math & IT Academy
State: Delaware
Petitioners: Murat Unlu, Hakan Orak, Ali Gurbuz
Opening year: 2015-16
Charter Management Organization: Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (already operating Gulen charter schools in Maryland)
News article: Jan 24, 2014
Charter application: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/schools/charterschools/2014-new-charter-school-applications.shtml

Digital Arts and Technology Charter School (DigiTech K-12)
State: New York
Petitioners: Tevfik Kosar (former Pelican Foundation president, involved with Abramson, Kenilworth charter schools in Louisiana), Mikail Kar, Yunus Kumek (Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School NY)
Year: 2011

Discovery Academy of Science Charter School
State: Florida
Petitioner: Mehmet (Fahrettin) Taskan
Year: 2005

Dove School of Excellence
State: Arkansas
Petitioners: Bilal Erturk, Kaan Camuz
Year: 2009

Durham STEM Academy 
State: North Carolina    County: Durham
Petitioner: Ali Tombak
News articles: Sep 10, 2013

Erie Biosciences Academy
State: Pennsylvania
Individuals involved: Serhat Sen (prior connections to Pioneer Academy of Science, Bergen Arts and Science Charter School), "Ahmet Garbuz" (Ahmet Tayfun Gurbuz, co-founder of Sonoran Science Academy, AZ)
Website: http://ebacs.org
Status: application filed Nov 15, 2012; rejected by school board Feb 2013; state-level appeal rejected Sep 2014 on grounds of fraudulent signatures invalidating petition
News article: Pre-enrollment announcements; Nov 19, 2012; Feb 26, 2013; Oct 1, 2014

Essex Arts and Science Charter School
State: New Jersey
Year: 2015

First State Math and Science Academy
State: Delaware
Petitioners: Ahmet Gunay, Mehmet Kemal Kocamaz, Omer Arap, Caglar Batan, Mustafa Ozgan, Fatih Kandil, Ben [Bunyamin] Karaduman, Canan Murat
Year: 2011
Documents: document dated Feb 3, 2011; recommended denial April 1, 2011
Newspaper article: Jan 21, 2011

Garden State Academy Charter School
State: New Jersey
Petitioner: Ahmet Yunus Ozdemir
Year: 2007

Global Sciences Charter School
State: New York
Petitioner: Kevin Donovan  (Note: This appears to be a "stealth Gulen school," similar to Quest Charter Academy in Illinois, which appeared to have non-Gulenist petitioners but was taken over by Concept Schools and Engin Blackstone, whose original name is Engin Karatas.)
Year: 2011
History: March 2011, approved to move to next phase; March 31, 2011 lead applicant withdrew

Great Lakes Math and Science Academy
State: Illinois
Petitioner: Concept Schools
Year: 2011
Articles: Dec 27, 2011 ISBE; Passed over for other applicant Mar 16, 2012; see also Mar 2, 2012; Mar 15, 2012
Contact: Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); North Chicago Community Unit School District 187

Greenville Palmetto Science Academy
State: South Carolina
Petitioners: Ali Ozer, Guven Yucesan, Mevlut Tascan
Year: 2006

Greenville Science Charter School
State: South Carolina
Petitioners: Ali Ozer, Guven Yucesan, Mevlut Tascan
Year: 2009

Harmony School of Excellence - San Antonio
State: Texas
Charter holder: Cosmos Foundation
History: unknown; construction referred to in Jan 21, 2011 edition of Texas Register in connection with Notice of Public Hearing for Texas Public Finance Authority bonds; school also referred to in Jan 2010 Harmony Public Schools document
No sign of recent activity; presumed inactive.

Heights Charter School, The
State: New York    
Petitioners: Walter Marin, Sinan Asa (likely the true lead petitioner although not on paper)
Charter corporation: Apple Educational Services
Status: full proposal submitted Feb 29, 2012 in response to Jan 2012 SUNY requests for proposals; proposal withdrawn, April 29, 2011
Documents: summary form
Contact: SUNY Charter Schools Institute

Horizon Math and Science Charter School - Des Plaines
State: Illinois
Petitioners: Yuksel Alp Aslandogan, Ibrahim Duyar, Ali Serdar Dalkilic, Yasar Bora, Ergun Koyuncu
Year: 2000

Horizon Math and Science Charter School - Oak Park
State: Illinois
Petitioners: Yuksel Alp Aslandogan, Ibrahim Duyar, Ali Serdar Dalkilic, Yasar Bora, Ergun Koyuncu
Year: 2000

Horizon Science Academy Clay Evans (formerly Horizon Science Academy Chatham)
State: Illinois   City: Chicago
Applicant: Concept Schools
Authorizer: Chicago Public Schools
Charter proposal: http://schoolreports.cps.edu/NewSchools/RFPs/ConceptSchoolHorizonScienceAcademies/
Website: www.hsaclayevans.org  (formerly www.hsachatham.org)
News articles: Chicago Sun-Times Dec 13, 2013; Catalyst Chicago Dec 13, 2013;
Chicago Sun-Times July 10, 2014; Progress Illinois Aug 21, 2014

Indiana Life Sciences Academy
State: Indiana
Petitioners: Vedat Akgun, Bulent Bayraktar
Year: 2003

Indiana Math and Science Academy Gary
State: Indiana     City: Gary
Petitioner: Ugur Zengince
Year: 2008
Management organization: Concept Schools
Newspaper articles: July 18, 2008

Indiana Math and Science Academy South
Submitted to Indiana Charter School Board; for school of same name submitted to Indianapolis mayoral office, see above.
State: Indiana
Charter holder: presumably same as existing Indiana Math & Science Academy
Year: 2012
History: Letter of intent submitted Mar 2012; Corporation named Indiana Math and Science Academy - South Indianapolis Inc created May 13, 2008 according to Indiana Secretary of State under name Kazim Elders [sic - should be Eldes], who has been affiliated with other Concept Schools; rejected May 21, 2012 (link)

Indiana Science Academy
State: Indiana
Petitioners: Vedat Akgun, Turgay Faki, Ali Korkmaz (Crossroads Educational Services, Inc.)
Year: 2001

Inspire Math NYC Charter School
State: New York
Petitioners: Aras Konjhodzic, Hayro Kadribeg
Status: letter of intent submitted May 25, 2012

IT Academy of Triangle
State: North Carolina
Petitioner: Kenan Gundogdu
Application: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/charterschools/resources/application/2010/it-acad-triangle.pdf
Website: IT Academy of Triangle
Year: 2011

Kenilworth Science and Technology High School  (expansion of already-existing middle school)
State: Louisiana
Petitioner: Tevfik Kosar
Status: denial recommended by NACSA, Dec 2010; presumed inactive

Knoxville Charter Academy
State: Tennessee
Petitioners: Suzan Mertyurek (a.k.a. Suzan Mutlu-Mertyurek, Suzan Mutlu), Leyla Achilova (a.k.a. Leyla Achilov, Leyla Kayumova, Shakhnoz Kayumova, Shahnoz Kayumova)
Charter company: Iris Education Foundation
Year: 2010, 2011
Status: opening delayed until fall 2012; school was unable to identify approved site by Apr 1, 2012 deadline; charter presumably dissolved
News articles: July 18, 2011; Nov 11, 2011; Mar 31, 2012
Contact: Knox County Board of Education, Terry Alexander, Executive Assistant, 865-594-1630 alexandert@k12tn.net  board members shown on website
Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Lola Alapo 865-342-6376

Lancaster Academy of Science
State: Pennsylvania
Petitioners: Sait Onal; Steve Sablak; Tolga Hayali; Kristin Hines; Armagan Korkmaz; Mary Ressler
Year: 2008

Lehigh College-Prep Charter School
State: Pennsylvania
Petitioners: Fahrudin Mekic, Savas "Sal" Saymaz, Ali Pilatin (in original 2006 application)
Year: 2006, 2009

Lewiston-Auburn Academy Charter School
State: Maine
Petitioner: Tarlan Ahmadov
Status: letter of intent submitted, Sep 2013; rejected by Maine Charter School Commission March 2014
News articles: Sep 5, 2013, Mar 3, 2014

Linear Middle School (attempted charter conversion of existing district school)
State: Louisiana
Charter company:  Pelican Educational Foundation (with partner Cosmos Foundation)
Year: 2009

Lotus School for Excellence - Longmont
State: Colorado  
Website:    http://www.longmont.lotusschool.org/
Status: Denied by St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education, Dec 8, 2010
Denial upheld by Colorado Board of Education March 9, 2011

Loudoun Math & IT Academy
State: Virginia
Petitioners: Ali Gokce (Northern Virginia Education Foundation); Necmi Mutlu (Blue Hills Foundation; also affiliated with Virginia International University)
Application: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/committees_standing/meetings/2012/charter_schools/apr25/application.pdf 
Pre-operational budget: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/committees_standing/meetings/2012/charter_schools/apr25/lmita_appendix_f.pdf
Status: application passed by state board July 26, 2012 (link); Loudoun County School Board select panel recommended denial Dec 2012 (link); REJECTED by Loudoun County School Board Feb 26, 2013 (link)
Contact: Loudoun County School Board Superintendent, Dr. Edgar Hatrick

Loudoun Science Academy
State: Virginia
Corporation: Blue Hills Foundation
Lead petitioner: Hasan Burk, a.k.a. Hasan Karaburk (also affiliated with Virginia International University, a Gulenist institution of higher learning)
Year: 2006
Newspaper article: July 5, 2006 "Board requests more information"

Lyceum Charter School Project
State: Pennsylvania
Lead Petitioner:  Ihsan Isik
Year: 2002

Magnolia Science Academy - Milpitas
State: California
Petitioner: Suleyman Bahceci
Charter company: Magnolia Education and Research Foundation
Website: http://milpitas.magnoliascience.org/
Status: Santa Clara county charter for 3 Magnolia schools initially approved in 2008; petitioners requested delay of opening until 2012; 3-year lease of building approved by City of Milpitas, June 5, 2012; delay to 2013-14 school year requested July 25, 2012, considered at Aug 8, 2012 Board meeting (link); approval recommended (link); excised from Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara renewal petition Dec 19, 2012 (link)
Contact: Santa Clara County Office of Education (408) 453-6500

Magnolia Science Academy - Next Generation
State: California    City: San Diego
Petitioner: Magnolia Education & Research Foundation / Magnolia Public Schools
Authorizer: San Diego Unified School District
Planned opening: Fall 2014
Status: rejected by San Diego Unified School District at Board Meeting Feb 4, 2014
Application: link

Magnolia Science Academy - Oceanside
State: California    City: Oceanside

Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools
Year: 2016
San Diego Tribune March 4, 2016 "Oceanside charter school delayed indefinitely"

Magnolia Science Academy - San Jose
State: California
Petitioner: Suleyman Bahceci
Charter company: Magnolia Education and Research Foundation
Website: http://sanjose.magnoliascience.org/
Status: Santa Clara county charter for 3 Magnolia schools initially approved in 2008; petitioners requested delay of opening until 2012; delay to 2013-14 school year requested July 25, 2012, considered at Aug 8, 2012 Board meeting (link); approval recommended (link); excised from Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara renewal petition Dec 19, 2012 (link)

Miami-Dade Science Schools
State: Florida
Petitioners: Ali Erbay, Banu Sizirici Yildiz, Omer Zeyrek, Mehmet Yasar Ulutas, Nezih Pala, Yalcin Akin, Dogan Tozoglu
Corporation: Sweetwater Education, Inc
Proposed size: 900 students; budget $4,451,285
Status: Miami-Dade Public School Board voted on Nov 24, 2010

Mokapu STEM School
State: Hawaii    
Petitioners: Kazim Gumus, Adam (Adem) Oksuz
Website:   http://www.mokapustemschool.org
Year: 2011

Nashville Academy of Science and Technology
State: Tennessee
Lead petitioner: Ismail Fidan
Year: 2007; 2008  (application rejected)

Nashville Charter Middle School
State: Tennessee
Lead petitioner: Ismail Fidan
Charter company: Nashville Academy, Inc. (has connection to Memphis School of Excellence)
Year: 2006; appealed 2007  (appeal denied)

New Century Charter Public School
State: New Jersey
First attempt
Lead petitioner: Feyzullah Egriboyun
Year: 2005
Second attempt
Lead petitioner: Kemal Aydin
Year: 2009
Received $30,000 grant from New Jersey Department of Education for period Apr 1, 2006 to Sep 30, 2006

New Dimension Math and Science School
State: Texas
Proposed charter holder:  New Dimension Educational Foundation
Petitioners: Hasan Coskun, Osman Kanlioglu, Ozgur Ozer
Status: Texas State Board of Education Committee on School Initiatives heard school representatives speak at Generation 15 Charter Interviews September 1-2, 2010


Nikola Tesla EnergySmart Charter School
State: New Jersey (Perth Amboy)
Petitioners: Raif Rustamov
Year: 2017

Nolensville Academy for Math and Science
State: Tennessee    
Petitioners: Mohammed Kokay, Ismail Fidan et al
Status: Letter of intent submitted for April 2013 cycle (link).  Not selected June 2013 for 2014-15 opening (link).

Northeastern Arts and Science Charter School
State: New Jersey
Petitioners: charter holders of Bergen/Passaic Arts and Science Charter Schools
Status: application submitted Oct 2011
Contact: New Jersey Department of Education
News article: Dec 5, 2011 (the school in Ridgefield Park) Rejected Jan 20, 2012

Oconee School of Math and Science
State: Florida
Lead petitioners: Namik Sercan, Ibrahim Demir
Year: 2008
Website: http://www.oconeeacademy.org/

Orange Science Academy
State: California
Petitioners: Ertan Salik, Saken Sherkhanov, Ali Gurel, Adnan Doyuran
Year: 2008
Website: http://www.oconeeacademy.org/

Osceola Universal School
State: Florida
Petitioner: Mehmet Taskan
Charter company: Universal Education Services, Inc.
Year: 2007
Status: denied Oct 24, 2006, appealed, denial of appeal recommended Feb 12, 2007

Pacific Technology School - 8 proposed new branches (under statewide benefit charter)
PacTech-3 East Palo Alto (Sequoia Union High, Ravenswood Elem.) 2009 or 2010
PacTech-4 Oceanside (Oceanside Unified) 2010 or 2011
PacTech-5 Merced (Merced Union High) 2010 or 2011
PacTech-6 Hayward (Hayward Unified) 2011 or 2012
PacTech-7 Bakersfield (Kern Union High) 2011 or 2012
PacTech-8 Chula Vista (Sweetwater Union High) 2011 or 2012
PacTech-9 El Cajon (Grossmont Union High) 2012 or 2013
PacTech-10 Oxnard (Oxnard Unified) 2012 or 2013
State: California
Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools

Palm Beach Science Academy
State: Florida
Lead petitioner: Yasar Burak Savak
Charter company: Palm Beach Science, Inc.
Year: applied and denied in 2007; now trying again. 
Status: Approval was recommended in 2010 for fall 2011 opening.  Contract dated July 20, 2011.  Applicant requested opening deferred until August 2012.  As of Sep 2012, no visible activity; status unclear.
Contact: Palm Beach County School Board 
Documents: application; board meeting; 5-year charter contract

Pelican Excellence Academy, a.k.a. Pelican Excellence K-12 Charter
State: Louisiana
Petitioner: Tevfik Kosar
Status: denial recommended by NACSA, Dec 2010; presumed inactive

Pelican Math and Science School
State: Louisiana
Year: 2007
Lead Petitioner: Tevfik Kosar

Piedmont IT Academy
State: North Carolina
Petitioners: Ismail Yavuz Sakaoglu, Alper Tekten, Kenan Caglar, Adem Kaya
Status: application submitted Feb 19, 2010 for fall 2011 opening; Preliminary approval August 2010; fast-tracked in 2011; did not make Dec 14, 2011 cut
Contact: Office of Charter Schools, North Carolina State Board of Education (main switchboard 919-807-3300)
Application: click here

Piedmont IT Academy - resubmission
State: North Carolina
Lead petitioner: Adem Kaya (occupation: wrestling coach)
Other petitioners: Kenan Caglar, Carlton L Cammon, Jordan Fish, Amela Mekic, Gary L Lebby, Alper Tekten (affiliated with Triad Math and Science Academy)
Year: 2012, now re-applying for fall 2013 opening
Application: here
Status: denied Dec 14, 2011 (link); resubmitted; application reviewed May 29, 2012 (link). Listed among applicants for 2013-14 (link); not on list of 42 applications being reviewed for 2013 opening (link)

Pioneer Academy of Science III
State: Massachusetts
Lead petitioner: (Eylem) Barish Icin
News articles: Lowell Sun July 27, 2012; Salem News July 27, 2012
Status: not shortlisted Oct 2012

Pioneer Academy of Science IV
State: Massachusetts
Lead petitioner: (Eylem) Barish Icin
Planned opening: 2014
News articles: Lowell Sun July 27, 2012; Salem News July 27, 2012
Status: 8 public hearings scheduled Nov/Dec 2012 (link); not recommended by state education commissioner Feb 15, 2013 (link)

Pioneer Technology Public Charter School
State: Oregon
Petitioners: Suleyman “Solomon” Karaman, Murat “Brad” Akbas, Joseph Hurmali, Andy Gokce
Year: 2007

Queen City Academy Charter School (QCACS)
State: Maine
Year: 2012-13
Petitioners: Murat Kilic (lead), Alper Kiziltas/Kiziltash, "Abe" Uygur, Burak Sezen, Mustafa Guvenc/Guvench, Patricia A Pervane, Zeynep Turk
Modeled on Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett MA
Rejected Jan 2013 (link)
Application: http://www.maine.gov/csc/requests/QueenCityComplete.pdf
2013 attempt
State: North Carolina    County: Mecklenberg
Lead petitioner: Ali Tombak, Ilknur Kaynar-Kabul, Kenan Gundogdu; Mustafa Atay (tied to Triad Math & Science Academy; Triangle Math & Science Academy)
Charter corporation: Triad Math and Science Academy, Inc.
Planned opening: fall 2014
Charter application: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/charterschools/applications/14-15/qucistemapx.pdf
Status: application submitted Jan 2013 (link); incomplete application letter sent Mar 11, 2013 (link)

Raritan Arts And Science Charter School
State: New Jersey
Lead petitioner: Eylem Icin
Year: 2009

Richmond Science Academy
State: Virginia
Petitioners: Alican Dalkilic, Erhan Yilmaz, Zafer Ugur
Charter company: Richmond Education Foundation
Status: application withdrawn May 2011
Newspaper articles: Oct 4, 2010, May 18, 2011

Riverside Science Academy
State: Florida
Petitioners: Ferhat Erkan, Hasan Kaya, Ibrahim Yildiz, Renat Shaykhutdinov, Stacey Erbay
Charter corporation: Riverside Science, Inc. (see Broward Math & Science Schools above)
Year: 2007; received $25,000 grant 2008-2009
Website: http://www.riversidescience.org/

Rose Science Academy
State: Oregon
Petitioners: Recep Sahin Diril, Tugrul Yanik, Mustafa Keskin
Year: 2000

School of Art Denton
State: Texas
Petitioners: Kudbettin Aksoy, Osman Kanlioglu, Osman Kazan
Proposed charter holder:  New Dimension Education Foundation, Inc.
Year: 2007

School of Art Houston
State: Texas
Petitioners: Kudbettin Aksoy, Osman Kanlioglu, Osman Kazan
Proposed charter holder:  New Dimension Education Foundation, Inc.
Year: 2007

Science Academy of Erie Charter School
State: Pennsylvania
Petitioner: Mehmet Malcok
Year: 2007-8

Sequoia Academy of Science
State: California
Petitioner: Adnan Doyuran, Dialog Foundation
Year: 2006

Sonoran Science Academy - Oro Valley 
State: Arizona 
Year: 2009
Status: charter approved late 2009; no visible activity

Sonoran Science Academy - Flagstaff
State: Arizona 
Year: 2009
Status: charter approved late 2009; no visible activity

South Region Elementary School #5 (proposal under Public School Choice 3.0 program)
State: California (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Year: 2011
Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools
Petitioners: Suleyman Bahceci, David Yilmaz, Erdinc Acar, Mekan Muhammedov
Status: Letter of intent submitted March 31, 2011; not listed among proposal submissions as of Feb 2012

South Region High School #2, LAUSD
State: California
Petitioners: Suleyman Bahceci, David Yilmaz
Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools
Year: 2011
Status: Letter of intent; not shown on this list of successful charter applicants Mar 23, 2011

South Region High School #4, LAUSD
State: California
Petitioners: Suleyman Bahceci, David Yilmaz
Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools
Year: 2011
Status: Letter of intent; not shown on this list of successful charter applicants Mar 23, 2011

South Region High School #8 (proposal under Public School Choice 3.0 program)
State: California (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Year: 2011
Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools
Petitioners: Suleyman Bahceci, David Yilmaz, Erdinc Acar, Mekan Muhammedov
Status: Letter of intent submitted March 31, 2011; not listed among proposal submissions as of Feb 2012

South Region Middle School #2A (LAUSD, School choice proposal for new school)
State: California
Petitioner: Magnolia Schools
Year: unknown; before Jan 2010
Status: awarded to another applicant

South Region Middle School #3 (proposal under Public School Choice 3.0 program)
State: California (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Year: 2012
Charter corporation: Magnolia Public Schools
Petitioners: Suleyman Bahceci, David Yilmaz, Erdinc Acar, Mekan Muhammedov
Status: Letter of intent submitted March 31, 2011; not listed among proposal submissions as of Feb 2012

South Region Middle School #2C (LAUSD, School choice proposal for new school)
State: California
Petitioner: Magnolia Schools
Year: unknown; before Jan 2010
Status: awarded to another applicant

Staten Island Fusion Charter School
State: New York
Lead Petitioner: Zafer Akin (board member, Brooklyn Amity School; TCCNY)
Charter corporation: Apple Education Services
Year: 2011, planned opening fall 2012
Status: letter of intent only; no longer active

Union Science Academy Charter School
State: New Jersey
Lead petitioner:  Fatih Oncul
Year: 2005

Universal Charter School
State: Florida
Petitioner:  Mehmet Taskan
Year: 2010, appeal denied

Valley Region Elementary School #7 (Magnolia Science Elementary) (LAUSD, School choice proposal for new school)
State: California
Petitioner: Magnolia Schools
Year: unknown; before Jan 2010
Status: awarded to another applicant
Documents: proposal; review

Valley Region Elementary School #9 (LAUSD, School choice proposal for new school)
State: California
Petitioner: Magnolia Schools
Year: unknown; before Jan 2010
Status: awarded to another applicant

Valley Region Elementary School #10 (LAUSD, School choice proposal for new school)
State: California
Petitioner: Magnolia Schools
Year: unknown; before Jan 2010
Status: awarded to another applicant

Wake Math and Science Academy
State: North Carolina
Lead petitioner: Kenan Gundogdu
Year: 2009
Website : http://www.wmsacharter.org/

Wayne Science and Technology Charter School
State: New Jersey
Lead petitioner: Ms. [sic] Nihat Guvercin
Year: 2009

Westchester Academy of Science
State: New York
District: Yonkers Public School District
Lead Petitioner: Mehmet Ozhabes
History: Application withdrawn 2009; letter of intent Jan 19, 2011; not approved for proceeding to Phase II; letter of intent submitted and accepted Jan 2012; proposed school website says public hearing took place in Mar 2012; application withdrawn April 16, 2012; letter of intent Feb 1, 2013; letter of intent accepted, full application requested (link). Did not make cut for 2013 Round 2 cycle (link) and did not withdraw and resubmit for Round 2 cycle either; school cannot open fall 2014.
Website: http://www.westchesterscience.org/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/westchestersci

Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Bellefont (actual name unknown)
State: Pennsylvania
Lead petitioner:  Bulent Tarman
Year: 2006

Washington IT Academy
State: District of Columbia (do not confuse with proposed school of same name in Washington state)
Petitioner: WEDUF - Washington Education Foundation
Status: mention of this proposed school on weduf.org website has been removed

9 schools in Memphis area; names not released to public
State: Tennessee
Petitioners: Willie Herenton, Cosmos Foundation (TX)
Status: denied Oct 2011; resubmission planned for Nov 2011; rejected Oct 25, 2011
News articles: Oct 3, 2011; Oct 27, 2011