Candidate Questionnaire

    Nearly 9 in 10 candidates running for the Arizona Legislature – 87 percent – say they rank K-12 education as their first or second priority. That’s according to legislative candidates who responded to a new survey we distributed. We asked all legislative candidates running for elected office in 2016 to participate in a survey that sought their perspectives on education in Arizona. The survey posed twelve questions to candidates on a variety of topics related to public schools, both charter and district.

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    We've Moved!

    As of July 1, our new address is 12439 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032.

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    Charter Awards

    The Arizona Charter Schools Association is proud to spotlight the contributions of outstanding public charter teachers, leaders and schools throughout Arizona. The Charter Awards annually recognize the accomplishments of four exceptionally skilled and dedicated K-12 charter teachers, leaders and schools. Applications are now open.

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  • Charter Stories

    Celebrate Success

    With negative headlines splashed across news outlets, the hard work of our K-12 teachers and leaders is sometimes overshadowed and forgotten. We want to change that. With 556 public charter schools serving over 170,000 students, charters play an integral role in shaping the lives of Arizona’s youth. We plan to share how Arizona’s charter schools are changing lives every day.

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  • Get the Facts About Arizona's

    Charter Schools

    Arizona has always stood at the forefront of the nation’s charter movement. Families here are choosing charter schools. But even after 20 years, there are still myths about charter schools. That’s why we’re launching our “Myth Busters” campaign to share the facts about charter schools.

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  • 2015 Academic Results

    Arizona Charter Students Top Academic Performers

    Arizona’s charter students outperformed nearly every other state on the Nation's Report Card and exceeded the state average of students passing AzMERIT in 2015.

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We are a nonprofit organization who believes that all Arizona students should have access to a high quality public school. We are focused on creating and sharing innovative programs designed to support leaders and teachers as they work to improve student achievement.

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The Education Evaluator is an easy transparent way to find and compare public schools in your neighborhood. It's a useful tool that highlights Arizona's vibrant school choice culture.



Our events provide participants with quality programming, relevant content, and valuable resources designed to support student achievement in Arizona.



Charter schools are a powerful force when united in the common goal to provide increased academic success for all students. The Association is a way to harness that force. Join us.

With negative headlines splashed across news outlets, the hard work of our K-12 teachers and leaders is sometimes overshadowed and forgotten. We want to change that. Our Charters Changing Lives campaign is a way to share the stories that are often overlooked: to recognize the efforts of our students, teachers, leaders and community members who dedicate their lives to ensuring student success. How has an Arizona charter school changed your life for the better? We want to hear your story. Submit your story, and you could be featured on our website!

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