Charter Schools Week 

The annual Charter Schools Week project brings together parents, board members, school leaders, and advocates from across Michigan to stand up for charter schools and students, as well as celebrate our movement together. CSW 2022 is May 9-13, 2022!

Thank you to our CSW 2022 co-sponsor: 

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CSW 2022 is May 9-13, 2022! 

The annual Charter Schools Week project 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.

Scroll down to check out each awesome day of activities we've got planned for CSW 2022! 

Thank you to our 2022 Charter Schools Week Premier sponsor! 

  • The Center for Charter Schools at CMU


Monday, May 9, 2022 - MI Charter "Why" 

Our week-long celebration kicks off with several special guests from across our movement. Select charter school parents, students, alumni & educators will be "taking over" the MI Charter Instagram/Facebook stories, sharing why they love their charter school and why they're proud to be part of our special movement. 

Your Day #1 Challenge - Join in on the fun by following us on Facebook and Instagram, and posting a photo or video sharing WHY you LOVE your Michigan charter school. 

A photo of a high-school aged, Native American female student, posing in front of a Native American statue.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - #ChartersLead letters

On Tuesday, May 10, we'll deliver hand-written letters to MI legislators, on behalf of the MI charter school community. Schools & advocates from across the Mitten are encouraged to participate by following these quick steps: 

Your Day #2 Challenge - Complete YOUR letter to your lawmakers by Friday, April 22. We've created a handy template - simply pick what is best for you: 

A photo of an elementary-aged, Black male student drawing with crayons and smiling for the camera.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - CSW your way!! 

On Wednesday, we want to share all the special ways YOU/YOUR SCHOOL are celebrating CSW 2022. So get your school swag ready, plan a fun school or classroom activity, tag us on social media, and share your 2022 CSW celebrations! 

Your Day #3 Challenge - Tag MI Charters on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with photos/videos of your CSW 2022 celebrations! 

A photo of three charter school advocates showing off their charter school pride, wearing school colors and logos.


Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Capitol Day!!!

After two years without our annual Charter Day at the Capitol event, we are EXCITED to bring back this awesome celebration on the Capitol steps. This tradition directly connects us with the decision makers in Lansing, showcasing the vibrancy, passion and diversity of our movement - and after so much time apart, we simply can't wait to come together to celebrate this year. Registration is open to all educators, parents, advocates and students who would like to join - but event t-shirts are limited to the first 250 individuals to register. 

  • Registration - 9AM-10AM
  • Capitol Steps program - 10AM-10:45AM
  • Lunch - 10:45-12PM (noon)

Your Day #4 Challenge - Register for CDAC 2022!!  

A photo of the MI State Capitol building.


Friday, May 13, 2022 - 2022 CSW Celebration!

To finish off the week-long events, we're hosting a SURPRISE celebration via social media. Tune in for some extra special fun as we wrap up CSW 2022. More details TBA!

Your Day #5 Challenge - Follow us on Facebook and tune in for a special surprise! 

A photo of the 2021 MI Charter Awards winners.

2022 Co-sponsor

  • MI Council of Charter School Authorizers

2022 Premier Sponsor

  • The Center for Charter Schools at CMU

2022 Gold sponsors

  • Accel Schools
  • American Institutional Management Services
  • Amparo Ed
  • Bay Mills Community College CSO
  • Champion Education Network
  • Choice Schools Associates
  • CS Partners 
  • Detroit Institute for Children
  • Distinctive Schools
  • Eastern Michigan University CSO
  • Education Management & Networks, Inc.
  • Ferris State University CSO
  • General Agency Co. & EMC Insurance Companies
  • Global Educational Excellence

2022 Gold sponsors contd.

  • Grand Valley State University CSO
  • Hamadeh Educational Services
  • Lake Superior State University CSO
  • Midwest Management Group, Inc.
  • National Heritage Academies
  • NextLvl Management Consulting, LLC
  • Northern MI University CSO
  • Oakland University CSO
  • Phalen Leadership Academies 
  • Promise Schools
  • Saginaw Valley State University 
  • Shifman & Carlson, P.C. 
  • Summit Management Consulting
  • The Leona Group
  • The Romine Group
  • University Prep Schools