National Charter Schools Week gives us the chance to raise awareness about our amazing schools. Whether it’s highlighting the academic successes of our students or the strong parental demand for more schools, we have a lot to celebrate and share.

<font size="2.5">School Visit Toolkit</font>

School Visit Toolkit

Inviting elected officials to visit your school is a great way to build a relationship with your representatives and show them how charters are serving the community. Get involved!

<font size="2.5">Charters Changing Lives</font>

Charters Changing Lives

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. Highlight success!

<font size="2.5">Build our Charter Advocates</font>

Build our Charter Advocates

As your membership organization, we want to partner with you to build a group of Charter Advocates dedicated to improving the education landscape for Arizona’s students. These Advocates can be parents, board members, teachers or even school leaders. Help us!

<font size="2.5">Become A Charter Advocate</font>

Become A Charter Advocate

Everyone has a stake in a well-educated, prosperous future for our state. With the potential to reform school finance, a new academic accountability system, and the expiration of Classroom Site Fund monies on the horizon, advocacy is more important now than ever. Join us!

<font size="2.5">Damon Norris</font>

Damon Norris

Director of Member and Business Services
damon@azcharters.org

Arizona Department of Education Resources

Arizona Department of Education Resources

The Arizona Department of Education has compiled extensive resources on ESSA. In addition, if you are interested in submitting your feedback on the implementation, you can find the portal here.

<font size="2.5">Yvonne Watterson</font>

Yvonne Watterson

Director of Education Innovation
yvonne@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Jessica Makowske, M.Ed.</font>

Jessica Makowske, M.Ed.

Quality Schools Program Trainer
jessica@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Hilary Weaver, M.Ed.</font>

Hilary Weaver, M.Ed.

Quality Schools Program Trainer
hilary@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Eric Peterson</font>

Eric Peterson

Director of Government Affairs
eric.peterson@azcharters.org

Proposition 123 - $68M

Proposition 123 - $68M

Without your Association, charter schools would not be part of the Proposition 123 settlement. We intervened in the lawsuit after initial settlement discussions excluded charter students. Our work provides charters with an additional $68 million in FY16 and FY17.

Charters Changing Lives

Charters Changing Lives

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. We plan to share how Arizona’s charter schools are changing lives every day.

Small School Weight - $10M

Small School Weight - $10M

As a result of our combined efforts of grassroots support and the Association’s lobbying strength, we were able to provide more than $10 million in relief to charters affected by the Small School Weight cut. In addition, we protected our smallest charter schools from an immediate 100% Small School Weight cut.

Facilities - $300M

Facilities - $300M

After years of advocacy, the Association worked to support legislation that enacted the formation of the Public School Credit Enhancement Fund. This fund will be leveraged to provide more than $300 million of low cost financing for quality schools.

Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders

Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders

Find out more about ESSA from Steve Larson, Arizona Department of Education Director of Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders Division in a presentation he gave on April 7, 2016.

Research

Research

This study by the Center for Student Achievement shows the A-F letter grades fail to adequately control for the effect of poverty on measures of a school’s contribution to student learning.

Parental Opt Out

Parents are not allowed to opt students out of AzMERIT. According to a memo issued by the Attorney General on Oct. 9, 2015, parents do not have the option of withdrawing their students from statewide tests.

Federal Charter Funding

Federal Charter Funding

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools created an overview of the how the Charter Schools Program was impacted in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

NCLB vs ESSA

NCLB vs ESSA

Find out here about the key differences between No Child Left Behind and the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Webinar Power Point

Webinar Power Point

View this power point that complements the webinar about the content of ESSA, its potential impact on Arizona charter schools, and what to expect in the new law.

ESSA Webinar

ESSA Webinar

Watch this webinar and learn about the ESSA, its potential impact on Arizona, and what to expect from Kelly McManus, Senior Legislative Affairs Associate at the Education Trust.

<font size="3.5">Charters Changing Lives</font>

Charters Changing Lives

Now over two decades old, Arizona's charter movement is the cornerstone of choice for families and educators. Find out more about how Arizona charter schools are changing lives every day.

<font size="3.5">Charter Award Winners</font>

Charter Award Winners

The Charter Awards annually recognize the accomplishments of four exceptionally skilled and dedicated K-12 charter teachers, leaders and schools within Arizona's 556 charter schools.

<font size="3.5">Charters Academically Exceeding</font>

Charters Academically Exceeding

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.

<font size="2.5">Samuel D. Francés Vázquez</font>

Samuel D. Francés Vázquez

New Schools For Phoenix Program Manager
samuel@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Quality Seats</font>

Quality Seats

The Center for Student Achievement found that as the number of total charter students enrolled has increased, the percent of those students in quality seats has also increased.

No New Taxes

No New Taxes

The settlement includes money from the general fund and Governor Doug Ducey’s state land trust proposal. The agreement would NOT raise taxes.

Restored Funding

Restored Funding

The K-12 Education Funding Settlement Agreement would infuse $3.5 billion in additional education funding over 10 years. Base per-pupil funding would increase to $3,600 a year.

Myth Busters

These infographics, requested by our members, are designed to help leaders dispel common myths about charter schools when recruiting students and staff.

<font size="2.5">Dianne Sands</font>

Dianne Sands

Office Manager/Assistant to the CEO
dianne@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Jamar Younger</font>

Jamar Younger

Communications Coordinator
jamar@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Cindi Wingfield, M.Ed.</font>

Cindi Wingfield, M.Ed.

Quality Schools Program Trainer
cindi@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Dillon McGill</font>

Dillon McGill

Quality Schools Program Trainer
dillon@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Andrew Nelson</font>

Andrew Nelson

Quality Schools Program Lead Trainer
andrew.nelson@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Justin O'Connell</font>

Justin O'Connell

Director of Academic Services
justin@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Megan Gilbertson</font>

Megan Gilbertson

Director of Communications
megan@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Sid Bailey</font>

Sid Bailey

Director of Leadership Development
sid@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Robert Di Bacco</font>

Robert Di Bacco

Chief Operating Officer
robert@azcharters.org

School Development

School Development

The Association is committed to the development of high-performing public charter schools and offers extensive support for teams looking to open a new charter school or expand a current high performing school.

Operations Support

Operations Support

We know your time is limited and your primary focus is on your students. Our team is working hard to provide you with services to ease the burden of day-to-day operations and help your school be more cost efficient.

Academic Support

Academic Support

The Association provides members access to high quality professional development. We are focused on creating and sharing innovative programs designed to support leaders and teachers.

Advocacy

Advocacy

The Association is committed to improving the political and regulatory landscape for charter students, families and operators at the local, state, and federal levels. With nearly 600 charter schools, we are a powerful force when united.

Arizona Student Achievement Coalition

The Arizona Student Achievement Coalition works to foster a policy environment that supports and informs elected officials to better respond to the public’s increasing demand for charter schools.

Center for Student Achievement

The Center for Student Achievement was founded on the principle that all students deserve a quality education, no matter where they attend school. The Association partners with the Center to provide members with professional development and data analysis services.

New Schools For Phoenix

New Schools For Phoenix works to recruit and equip leaders to open and lead high-quality schools in Phoenix. The Association partners with New Schools For Phoenix for some of our school start-up programs and membership support services.

Legal Week

Legal Week

May 2017 | Phoenix, AZ
Legal Week is a three-day seminar with hot topics in legal issues that charter schools are facing today. Learn from some of the best education lawyers in the business how to protect your schools, employees and students. Registration will open Spring 2017.

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

April 2017 | Fountain Hills
The Association's Golf Tournament at FireRock Country Club in Fountain Hills, AZ is a perfect opportunity to support the charter school movement and mingle with charter leaders, vendors and community partners.

Business Summit

Business Summit

Nov. 16-17 | Phoenix, AZ
The Business Summit is a conference planned by school and business leaders for their peers. Sessions are focused on implementing, building upon, and sustaining best practices in school business, finance, and operations. Registration is now open.

Educator Summit

Educator Summit

July 2017 | Phoenix, AZ
The Educator Summit is a conference planned by educators, for educators. It is designed to provide participants with immediate application in their classrooms and on their campuses "From Day One." Registration will open Spring 2017.

School Finance Infographic

Arizona's complex and outdated funding system does not fund students equitably. Click on the title above to download this infographic, which shows the various sources of revenue that fund our public schools.

Student Equity

Arizona's school funding system is broken. These dramatic differences in per-pupil funding affect the resources available in the classroom, and the academic opportunities for students across the state.

<font size="2.5">Charter Teacher</font>

Charter Teacher

Katelyn Toci is an elementary teacher at Imagine Camelback, a K-8 charter with 650 students. Kate is one of Imagine’s most innovative teachers, known for integrating technology into her classroom. As a result, her students see some of the highest academic gains.

<font size="2.5">Business Leader</font>

Business Leader

Melissa Holdaway is Chief Executive Officer at Arizona Charter Academy, an A-rated K-12 school serving 800 students in Surprise. Well respected in Arizona’s charter movement, Melissa has a reputation for implementing successful business practices at her school.

<font size="2.5">Transformational Leader</font>

Transformational Leader

Arlahee Ruiz is the school leader at NFL YET College Prep Academy, a 7-12 school serving 300 students in south Phoenix. Arla transformed the school into an 'A' and is lauded for her collaborative approach to decision making, always including staff and families.

<font size="2.5">Charter School</font>

Charter School

Mission Montessori Academy is a K-8 charter serving 300 students in Scottsdale. As one of the highest performing schools in the state, Mission emphasizes global education, teaching students to view themselves as citizens of their local communities and the world.

<font size="2.5">Research</font>

Research

The Association believes in the importance of the publication of rigorous and transparent research and evaluation. We firmly believe quality and accurate data is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of how schools improve student achievement.

<font size="2.5">Accountability Support</font>

Accountability Support

All charter school leaders should understand the Arizona State Board for Charter School's academic, operational, and fiscal performance frameworks. The Association partners with the Center for Student Achievement to provide training, data support, and PMP/DSP document reviews.

<font size="2.5">Professional Development</font>

Professional Development

The Association partners with the Center for Student Achievement to provide high quality professional development for its member schools. The Center offers a broad range of training and coaching options for teachers and leaders.

<font size="2.5">Leadership Training</font>

Leadership Training

Research confirms that effective schools are not possible without effective school leaders. The Association partners with the Center for Student Achievement to offer leadership trainings that will provide participants with tools that can be put to use immediately.

School Visits

School Visits

Have you met with our manager of member services, Ashley Cary, yet? Ashley meets with our school leaders to tour their campuses and share about services that our team provides, ways that we can save your campus money and how we can support your school and staff.

Facilities Support

Facilities Support

Looking for a new site? Wondering how to begin the process of building a new school, or expanding your current one? Connect with our team to learn how we can support you every step of the way from dirt selection to furniture installs.

Classifieds

Classifieds

Looking for something? Need to sell something? Want to swap something? You're in the right place! Post or Search for a Classified Ad.

Job Posting

Job Posting

We are happy to help you in your recruiting efforts. Fill out the form below and your job opening will be advertised on the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools job board. If you need some help, we’re just a click away.

New Schools For Phoenix

New Schools For Phoenix

New Schools For Phoenix works to recruit and equip leaders to open and lead high-quality schools in Phoenix. The Association partners with New Schools For Phoenix for some of our school start-up programs and membership support services.

Consulting

Consulting

Additional, customized support including charter petition guidance and review, governing board development, academic program design consulting, business planning, etc. is available for select teams on a fee for service basis.

Membership

Membership

The Association offers membership support to educators, parents, and community leaders who are developing a charter school. There are two memberships options in this category.

<font size="2.5">2015 Charter Performance</font>

2015 Charter Performance

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

<font size="2.5">Find a Charter School</font>

Find a Charter School

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.

<font size="2.5">School Choice Parent Guide</font>

School Choice Parent Guide

This document, in English and Spanish, is a guide to help parents select a public school, regardless of whether it is a district school or a high quality charter school.

School Visit Toolkit

Inviting elected officials to visit your school is a great way to build a relationship with your representatives and show them how charters are serving the community.

School Finance

On average, Arizona charter students are funding about $1,100 less than their average district peer. The wide disparities in K-12 funding are due to an outdated school finance system that was last overhauled in 1980.

Corporate Membership

This membership option bridges the gap between businesses and charter schools, helping corporate members to expand into Arizona’s ever growing charter movement.

School Developer Membership

This membership is ideal for educators, parents, and community leaders who are developing a charter school. There are two memberships options in this category.

Charter School Membership

This membership option is open to all of Arizona's charter schools. By joining forces, charters can see positive outcomes at the legislative and policy level, joint purchasing power and much more.

Membership

Membership

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.

Events

Events

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

Find A School

Find A School

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.

<font size="2.5">School Visit Toolkit</font>

School Visit Toolkit

Inviting elected officials to visit your school is a great way to build a relationship with your representatives and show them how charters are serving the community. Get involved!

<font size="2.5">Charters Changing Lives</font>

Charters Changing Lives

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. Highlight success!

<font size="2.5">Build our Charter Advocates</font>

Build our Charter Advocates

As your membership organization, we want to partner with you to build a group of Charter Advocates dedicated to improving the education landscape for Arizona’s students. These Advocates can be parents, board members, teachers or even school leaders. Help us!

<font size="2.5">Become A Charter Advocate</font>

Become A Charter Advocate

Everyone has a stake in a well-educated, prosperous future for our state. With the potential to reform school finance, a new academic accountability system, and the expiration of Classroom Site Fund monies on the horizon, advocacy is more important now than ever. Join us!

<font size="2.5">Damon Norris</font>

Damon Norris

Director of Member and Business Services
damon@azcharters.org

Arizona Department of Education Resources

Arizona Department of Education Resources

The Arizona Department of Education has compiled extensive resources on ESSA. In addition, if you are interested in submitting your feedback on the implementation, you can find the portal here.

<font size="2.5">Yvonne Watterson</font>

Yvonne Watterson

Director of Education Innovation
yvonne@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Jessica Makowske, M.Ed.</font>

Jessica Makowske, M.Ed.

Quality Schools Program Trainer
jessica@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Hilary Weaver, M.Ed.</font>

Hilary Weaver, M.Ed.

Quality Schools Program Trainer
hilary@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Eric Peterson</font>

Eric Peterson

Director of Government Affairs
eric.peterson@azcharters.org

Proposition 123 - $68M

Proposition 123 - $68M

Without your Association, charter schools would not be part of the Proposition 123 settlement. We intervened in the lawsuit after initial settlement discussions excluded charter students. Our work provides charters with an additional $68 million in FY16 and FY17.

Charters Changing Lives

Charters Changing Lives

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. We plan to share how Arizona’s charter schools are changing lives every day.

Small School Weight - $10M

Small School Weight - $10M

As a result of our combined efforts of grassroots support and the Association’s lobbying strength, we were able to provide more than $10 million in relief to charters affected by the Small School Weight cut. In addition, we protected our smallest charter schools from an immediate 100% Small School Weight cut.

Facilities - $300M

Facilities - $300M

After years of advocacy, the Association worked to support legislation that enacted the formation of the Public School Credit Enhancement Fund. This fund will be leveraged to provide more than $300 million of low cost financing for quality schools.

Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders

Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders

Find out more about ESSA from Steve Larson, Arizona Department of Education Director of Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders Division in a presentation he gave on April 7, 2016.

Research

Research

This study by the Center for Student Achievement shows the A-F letter grades fail to adequately control for the effect of poverty on measures of a school’s contribution to student learning.

Parental Opt Out

Parents are not allowed to opt students out of AzMERIT. According to a memo issued by the Attorney General on Oct. 9, 2015, parents do not have the option of withdrawing their students from statewide tests.

Federal Charter Funding

Federal Charter Funding

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools created an overview of the how the Charter Schools Program was impacted in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

NCLB vs ESSA

NCLB vs ESSA

Find out here about the key differences between No Child Left Behind and the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Webinar Power Point

Webinar Power Point

View this power point that complements the webinar about the content of ESSA, its potential impact on Arizona charter schools, and what to expect in the new law.

ESSA Webinar

ESSA Webinar

Watch this webinar and learn about the ESSA, its potential impact on Arizona, and what to expect from Kelly McManus, Senior Legislative Affairs Associate at the Education Trust.

<font size="3.5">Charters Changing Lives</font>

Charters Changing Lives

Now over two decades old, Arizona's charter movement is the cornerstone of choice for families and educators. Find out more about how Arizona charter schools are changing lives every day.

<font size="3.5">Charter Award Winners</font>

Charter Award Winners

The Charter Awards annually recognize the accomplishments of four exceptionally skilled and dedicated K-12 charter teachers, leaders and schools within Arizona's 556 charter schools.

<font size="3.5">Charters Academically Exceeding</font>

Charters Academically Exceeding

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.

<font size="2.5">Samuel D. Francés Vázquez</font>

Samuel D. Francés Vázquez

New Schools For Phoenix Program Manager
samuel@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Quality Seats</font>

Quality Seats

The Center for Student Achievement found that as the number of total charter students enrolled has increased, the percent of those students in quality seats has also increased.

No New Taxes

No New Taxes

The settlement includes money from the general fund and Governor Doug Ducey’s state land trust proposal. The agreement would NOT raise taxes.

Restored Funding

Restored Funding

The K-12 Education Funding Settlement Agreement would infuse $3.5 billion in additional education funding over 10 years. Base per-pupil funding would increase to $3,600 a year.

Myth Busters

These infographics, requested by our members, are designed to help leaders dispel common myths about charter schools when recruiting students and staff.

<font size="2.5">Dianne Sands</font>

Dianne Sands

Office Manager/Assistant to the CEO
dianne@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Jamar Younger</font>

Jamar Younger

Communications Coordinator
jamar@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Cindi Wingfield, M.Ed.</font>

Cindi Wingfield, M.Ed.

Quality Schools Program Trainer
cindi@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Dillon McGill</font>

Dillon McGill

Quality Schools Program Trainer
dillon@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Andrew Nelson</font>

Andrew Nelson

Quality Schools Program Lead Trainer
andrew.nelson@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Justin O'Connell</font>

Justin O'Connell

Director of Academic Services
justin@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Megan Gilbertson</font>

Megan Gilbertson

Director of Communications
megan@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Sid Bailey</font>

Sid Bailey

Director of Leadership Development
sid@azcharters.org

<font size="2.5">Robert Di Bacco</font>

Robert Di Bacco

Chief Operating Officer
robert@azcharters.org

School Development

School Development

The Association is committed to the development of high-performing public charter schools and offers extensive support for teams looking to open a new charter school or expand a current high performing school.

Operations Support

Operations Support

We know your time is limited and your primary focus is on your students. Our team is working hard to provide you with services to ease the burden of day-to-day operations and help your school be more cost efficient.

Academic Support

Academic Support

The Association provides members access to high quality professional development. We are focused on creating and sharing innovative programs designed to support leaders and teachers.

Advocacy

Advocacy

The Association is committed to improving the political and regulatory landscape for charter students, families and operators at the local, state, and federal levels. With nearly 600 charter schools, we are a powerful force when united.

Arizona Student Achievement Coalition

The Arizona Student Achievement Coalition works to foster a policy environment that supports and informs elected officials to better respond to the public’s increasing demand for charter schools.

Center for Student Achievement

The Center for Student Achievement was founded on the principle that all students deserve a quality education, no matter where they attend school. The Association partners with the Center to provide members with professional development and data analysis services.

New Schools For Phoenix

New Schools For Phoenix works to recruit and equip leaders to open and lead high-quality schools in Phoenix. The Association partners with New Schools For Phoenix for some of our school start-up programs and membership support services.

Legal Week

Legal Week

May 2017 | Phoenix, AZ
Legal Week is a three-day seminar with hot topics in legal issues that charter schools are facing today. Learn from some of the best education lawyers in the business how to protect your schools, employees and students. Registration will open Spring 2017.

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

April 2017 | Fountain Hills
The Association's Golf Tournament at FireRock Country Club in Fountain Hills, AZ is a perfect opportunity to support the charter school movement and mingle with charter leaders, vendors and community partners.

Business Summit

Business Summit

Nov. 16-17 | Phoenix, AZ
The Business Summit is a conference planned by school and business leaders for their peers. Sessions are focused on implementing, building upon, and sustaining best practices in school business, finance, and operations. Registration is now open.

Educator Summit

Educator Summit

July 2017 | Phoenix, AZ
The Educator Summit is a conference planned by educators, for educators. It is designed to provide participants with immediate application in their classrooms and on their campuses "From Day One." Registration will open Spring 2017.

School Finance Infographic

Arizona's complex and outdated funding system does not fund students equitably. Click on the title above to download this infographic, which shows the various sources of revenue that fund our public schools.

Student Equity

Arizona's school funding system is broken. These dramatic differences in per-pupil funding affect the resources available in the classroom, and the academic opportunities for students across the state.

<font size="2.5">Charter Teacher</font>

Charter Teacher

Katelyn Toci is an elementary teacher at Imagine Camelback, a K-8 charter with 650 students. Kate is one of Imagine’s most innovative teachers, known for integrating technology into her classroom. As a result, her students see some of the highest academic gains.

<font size="2.5">Business Leader</font>

Business Leader

Melissa Holdaway is Chief Executive Officer at Arizona Charter Academy, an A-rated K-12 school serving 800 students in Surprise. Well respected in Arizona’s charter movement, Melissa has a reputation for implementing successful business practices at her school.

<font size="2.5">Transformational Leader</font>

Transformational Leader

Arlahee Ruiz is the school leader at NFL YET College Prep Academy, a 7-12 school serving 300 students in south Phoenix. Arla transformed the school into an 'A' and is lauded for her collaborative approach to decision making, always including staff and families.

<font size="2.5">Charter School</font>

Charter School

Mission Montessori Academy is a K-8 charter serving 300 students in Scottsdale. As one of the highest performing schools in the state, Mission emphasizes global education, teaching students to view themselves as citizens of their local communities and the world.

<font size="2.5">Research</font>

Research

The Association believes in the importance of the publication of rigorous and transparent research and evaluation. We firmly believe quality and accurate data is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of how schools improve student achievement.

<font size="2.5">Accountability Support</font>

Accountability Support

All charter school leaders should understand the Arizona State Board for Charter School's academic, operational, and fiscal performance frameworks. The Association partners with the Center for Student Achievement to provide training, data support, and PMP/DSP document reviews.

<font size="2.5">Professional Development</font>

Professional Development

The Association partners with the Center for Student Achievement to provide high quality professional development for its member schools. The Center offers a broad range of training and coaching options for teachers and leaders.

<font size="2.5">Leadership Training</font>

Leadership Training

Research confirms that effective schools are not possible without effective school leaders. The Association partners with the Center for Student Achievement to offer leadership trainings that will provide participants with tools that can be put to use immediately.

School Visits

School Visits

Have you met with our manager of member services, Ashley Cary, yet? Ashley meets with our school leaders to tour their campuses and share about services that our team provides, ways that we can save your campus money and how we can support your school and staff.

Facilities Support

Facilities Support

Looking for a new site? Wondering how to begin the process of building a new school, or expanding your current one? Connect with our team to learn how we can support you every step of the way from dirt selection to furniture installs.

Classifieds

Classifieds

Looking for something? Need to sell something? Want to swap something? You're in the right place! Post or Search for a Classified Ad.

Job Posting

Job Posting

We are happy to help you in your recruiting efforts. Fill out the form below and your job opening will be advertised on the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools job board. If you need some help, we’re just a click away.

New Schools For Phoenix

New Schools For Phoenix

New Schools For Phoenix works to recruit and equip leaders to open and lead high-quality schools in Phoenix. The Association partners with New Schools For Phoenix for some of our school start-up programs and membership support services.

Consulting

Consulting

Additional, customized support including charter petition guidance and review, governing board development, academic program design consulting, business planning, etc. is available for select teams on a fee for service basis.

Membership

Membership

The Association offers membership support to educators, parents, and community leaders who are developing a charter school. There are two memberships options in this category.

<font size="2.5">2015 Charter Performance</font>

2015 Charter Performance

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

<font size="2.5">Find a Charter School</font>

Find a Charter School

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.

<font size="2.5">School Choice Parent Guide</font>

School Choice Parent Guide

This document, in English and Spanish, is a guide to help parents select a public school, regardless of whether it is a district school or a high quality charter school.

School Visit Toolkit

Inviting elected officials to visit your school is a great way to build a relationship with your representatives and show them how charters are serving the community.

School Finance

On average, Arizona charter students are funding about $1,100 less than their average district peer. The wide disparities in K-12 funding are due to an outdated school finance system that was last overhauled in 1980.

Corporate Membership

This membership option bridges the gap between businesses and charter schools, helping corporate members to expand into Arizona’s ever growing charter movement.

School Developer Membership

This membership is ideal for educators, parents, and community leaders who are developing a charter school. There are two memberships options in this category.

Charter School Membership

This membership option is open to all of Arizona's charter schools. By joining forces, charters can see positive outcomes at the legislative and policy level, joint purchasing power and much more.

Membership

Membership

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.

Events

Events

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

Find A School

Find A School

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.

  • Stay up-to-date on the news and issues around Arizona's charter school movement.

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