Founder Events

Founder's Forum

Looking to start a charter school? Do you have questions in regard to the process of developing a quality school? Attend one of MAPSA's FREE Founder's Forums to gain insight and increase your capacity on your development process, project team and grant initiatives. Starting a charter school can be overwhelming with the many details involved and MAPSA can provide insight with their extensive experience in working with hundreds of development teams. These meetings are designed to be question driven and are a small group setting. There is a limit to 3-5 groups in attendance at each session. Upcoming meetings will be held on:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:00-7:00 pm
105 W. Allegan, Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48933

To RSVP for an upcoming session, please complete the Founder's Forum application and email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or fax to 517-374-9197. Please call MAPSA if you have any questions at 517.374.9167.

Watch Live! Exploring the success of Success Academy

Founded in Harlem in 2006, Success Academy Charter Schools has since become one of the fastest-growing and highest-performing charter-management organizations in New York City. Currently educating more than 9,000 children in 32 schools, Success Academy students have often outperformed even their more affluent peers across the state. At the same time, the schools have drawn public attention after New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio threated to start charging them rent for using city space.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
9:30-10:45 am

Join AEI to hear Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz as she discusses school design, scaling success, and the opportunities and challenges facing charter schools across the Big Apple.

Michigan Department of Education: Public School Academy Unit

MDE offers informative webinars on a multitude of topics. Please check their website to see when their next free webinar is scheduled.

Click HERE to see a list of the archives of past webinars.

The National Charter School Resource Center

The National Charter School Resource Center (Charter School Center) serves as a national center to provide on-demand resources, information, and technical assistance to support successful planning, authorizing, implementation, and sustainability of high-quality charter schools; to share evaluations on the effects of charter schools; and to disseminate information about successful practices in charter schools.

To view the archive of valuable webinars, click HERE.

To view upcoming events, click HERE.


Important Updates:

Looking to start a charter school? Attend MAPSA's FREE Founder's Forum on 12.9.14.

Watch LIVE: school founder Eva Moskowitz from Success Academy on December 9 from 9:30-10:45.