MI Charter Schools

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

our stories get the facts


Across the state, every charter school board member has their own reason for serving, and they each have a unique story and perspective as they support their school. Learn about what interested them in joining, why they stayed, and how their key decisions have impacted the students and families they serve. Thank you to the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers for supporting this project.

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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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Meet the Winners

The results are in! After multiple rounds of judging, in person interviews we're happy to announce our Administrator and Teacher of the Year! 

Meet the winners

Healthy minds, healthy bodies: Detroit charter schools partner with community to open health clinics

In the midst of the greatest health crisis of the past few generations, some Detroit charter schools are stepping up in extraordinary ways to help keep their communities healthy.

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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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