Charter Day at the Capitol

2020 Charter Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, May 13, 2020! This annual event brings together parents, board members, school leaders, and advocates from across Michigan to stand up for charter schools and students.

Register now

Stand up for your charter school!

Save the date: Charter Day at the Capitol 2020 is Wednesday, May 13, 2020! 

The Annual Charter Day at the Capitol event brings hundreds of charter school supporters together to stand up for the diversity, innovation, passion and success that Michigan's charter schools offer students across the state. Leading the Capitol steps program are unique student performances and awards for academic, athletic and artistic excellence, followed by a lunch celebration on the Capitol lawn. Register to attend this free event to stand up for your charter school and get a free t-shirt to stand together to fight the good fight for student equity and access for a quality education.

Register now

CDAC sponsorship

Do you want to gain amazing visibility at Michigan's largest charter school advocacy event of the year? Charter Day at the Capitol will gain you high exposure to charter school parents, educators, advocates and more. All CDAC sponsorship packages include: 

  • Your company name on every CDAC t-shirt 
  • Your company name listed on our website alongside CDAC marketing 
Learn more

Check out our 2019 CDAC event photos!

Get the full event photo album & follow us on social to continue supporting MI Charters!
See the event photos

How can you be prepared for CDAC?

It is critical that lawmakers not only see charter students as valuable members of their communities, but also that they see parents, educators and advocates as voting community members who deserve to be heard on the key issue of education.  

  1. Find out who your local State Representative and Senator are - during the event, be sure to tag them on Facebook with a photo of a fun poster or your school swag.
  2. Create a poster supporting charter schools. Here are some suggested sayings: 
    1. Charters Lead
    2. I ❤️ My Charter School 
    3. I ❤️ Teaching at my Charter School 
    4. Equal Funding, Equal Education #ChartersLead 
  3. Come prepared with a story to tell any lawmaker about what makes your charter school special. Is it the amazing teachers, the unique program, or the attention your student gets? 

What myths do some lawmakers hold about charters? 

Many lawmakers are uninformed about charter schools - some don't even know the local charters in their district. This lack of information can be very dangerous for our students as these lawmakers create and vote on impactful legislation.

2020 Premier sponsors

  • National Heritage Academies
  • The Center for Charter Schools at CMU

2020 Gold sponsors

  • CS Partners
  • General Agency
  • MI Council of Charter School Authorizers

2020 Silver sponsors

  • Choice Schools Associates
  • Detroit Institute for Children
  • Education Management & Networks
  • Feris State University CSO
  • General Agency Company
  • Grand Valley State University CSO
  • Hamadeh Educational Services
  • Lake Superior State University CSO
  • Midwest Management Group
  • Northern MI University CSO
  • Oakland University CSO
  • Saginaw Valley State University CSO