MI Charter Schools

Michigan's charter schools are cultivating K-12 public education that innovates, inspires & supports modern students, educators & families. 

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Opinion: Charter school families should celebrate 10 years of education opportunities

Had it not been for an act by the Michigan Legislature exactly 10 years ago this week, Escuela Avancemos would not exist. Escuela Avancemos Academy — and dozens of other high-performing, innovative charter schools — never would have been allowed to open.

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Act Now: Federal attack on charter schools

Charter schools are under attack in a new education funding bill proposing to cut off ALL federal funding—including funding for students from low-income communities and students with disabilities—for charter schools that contract with businesses.

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MI charter school funding

While charter schools receive similar per pupil funding as traditional schools, they do not receive any funding for facilities costs.

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MAPSA, Michigan's Charter School Association, facilitates public support for MI charters, giving a voice to the movement.

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Charter news

Get the latest charter school success stories, best practices, data and happenings from the movement.

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Locate a charter school near you

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2021 MAPSA Awards

Meet our 2021 Teacher and Administrator of the Year!

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Get the charter school facts

Charter schools are driving success, innovation and progress. Find out why.

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Tell your school story

You have a successful & unique program. Your staff is AMAZING. Are you talking about it?

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Build key relationships

Discover ow to forge bonds with local decision makers, including lawmakers, media & more.

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