MI Charter School Symposium

The annual Michigan Charter School Symposium is an exclusive event for charter school professionals across the Mitten, built to push boundaries, this collaborative event is fueled by leadership, connection, and shared curiosity.

You deserve this!

The Michigan charter school movement is comprised of diverse leaders, innovators, and pioneers - including you. We're giving you a platform to disconnect from your everyday life and network with the brightest minds in public education reform to discover innovative learning approaches featuring dynamic speakers, engaging sessions, and a fearless atmosphere.


MiCSS24 is December 11-12, 2024!

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MiCSS Focus Areas

The Michigan Charter School Symposium is a conference built for charter professionals, by charter professionals. We believe that to push the boundaries of innovation, we have to lead in the areas that matter to students and families most. That's why our sessions and speakers are curated in these focus areas that help us grow together as a movement in shared ideas.

Emotional Intelligence & Wellbeing

Discover the core foundations that create the opportunity for healthy educators to support and lead emotionally healthy learning environments for students.

Reimagining Ed Leadership

Uncover ways to navigate rapid change, adapt to shifting social dynamics, and integrate educational technology to help students and educators succeed.

School Business Leadership

Creating a climate of growth and support for professionals, amplifying teacher and student voices to build a strong school culture, and creating financially sustainable models that all help schools successfully operate to serve their communities.

Marketing the Charter Narrative

Gain insight into delivering a positive focus on our passionate educators, successful students, and incredible schools to gain more buy-in and support from families and the community.

Family & Community Partnerships

Explore holistic support for students through community resources and family relationships to build more success in our schools. 

Chartering a Vision for the Future

Examine big ideas that can redefine and reshape K-12 education, and how we, as charter advocates, can have an impact on the education policies that impact our schools and students to lead innovation for the next century of education.

#MiCSS testimonials

“I loved the energy and information of this event. As teachers we need a “revival” every now and then.”
“I was reminded that each and every one of us plays a key role in leadership despite our titles. It also takes a lot of self-awareness, patience, and collaboration to reach the goals we want to achieve.”
“I felt empowered hearing from those that have in the trenches. I left the Symposium feeling motivated.”
“Excellent presentations. Excellent resources. Excellent perspective. Engaging discussion.”

“I really enjoyed the topics such as mental health and leadership as well as the presenters, student performances, and the interactive nature of the workshops.”

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All MiCSS programming updates and conference details will be shared in the Symposium topic inside the MI Charters Mastermind Network. Check in every week for additional details on everything from speakers, to available sessions and MORE!

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