Charter Day 2020

Our virtual 2020 Charter Day Celebration 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 - this year, we'll be taking that stance from our homes.

Help us celebrate MI charters (virtually)!

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. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're going 100% virtual with our event, bringing you a great lineup of speakers, a student performance and the same opportunity to connect with the MI Charter family, from the safety of your home. Our virtual celebration will look a little something like this: 

  • Wednesday, May 13 @ 11:30AM, join us on Facebook for a LIVE broadcast, hosted by MAPSA
  • MAPSA President Dan Quisenberry will kick us off, letting everyone know how special it is to be gathered together [virtually], celebrating our movement 
  • Corey Northrop from the CMU Charter Schools Office will help introduce our next speaker
  • We'll hand it over to Superintendent for WAY Academies in Flint, Madeline Black, for a special virtual message 
  • A special MI legislator will share a message for our educators and families 
  • We will UNVEIL OUR 2020 MI CHARTER AWARDS WINNERS, and the new champs will join us to share a special message!! 
  • We'll wrap up our virtual CDAC celebration with a choir performance by students from Battle Creek Montessori Academy

Thank you to our 2020 Charter Day Premier sponsors! 

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

Thank you to our 2020 Charter Day Gold sponsors! 

  • CS Partners
  • General Agency Co. & EMC Insurance Companies
  • MI Council of Charter School Authorizers

Check out our 2019 Charter Day event photos!

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

How can I participate in the virtual Charter Day celebration?

This year, our goal is to celebrate the educators, students and families who comprise the MI Charter family - and we need your help. Here's some ways you can show your charter pride and stand with us: 

  1. Comment on our Facebook LIVE post with a photo of your student/family sporting school swag (a t-shirt, hat, button, etc.), and why you LOVE your school!
  2. Find out who your local State Representative and Senator are - during the event, be sure to tag them in your comment
  3. Create a poster supporting charter educators for their support during this pandemic, and post it as a comment on our Facebook LIVE post. Here are some suggested messages:
    1. Thank you Mrs./Mr. XXX - we ❤️ you!
    2. We ❤️ our charter teachers/educators!
    3. The educators at [insert school name] are AMAZING - we ❤️ you! 
  4. Be sure to use #ChartersLead in your comment! 

Why is Charter Day such an important event? 

Many lawmakers are uninformed about charter schools - some don't even know the local charters in their district. Charter Day is our time to come together and demonstrate that we are real teachers, students, parents and advocates - and we deserve to have a voice and value to our elected officials.

2020 Premier sponsors

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

2020 Gold sponsors

  • CS Partners
  • General Agency Co. & EMC Insurance Companies
  • MI Council of Charter School Authorizers

2020 Silver sponsors

  • Choice Schools Associates
  • Detroit Institute for Children
  • Education Management & Networks
  • Ferris State University CSO
  • 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
  • Summit Management Consulting, LLC
  • The Romine Group