The Association partners with New Schools For Phoenix to provide extensive support for teams that demonstrate the leadership capacity to improve student outcomes within the Phoenix Union High School District boundaries. For teams interested in opening schools outside of those boundaries, the Association offers support through our School Development Membership and customized support. School Development memberships are a great way for charter teams to access Association resources, discounted pricing, advocacy and professional development as they develop their new charter application and transition to opening a new school.


New School Development Membership

($350 – 1 year membership)
The New School Development membership is ideal for educators, parents, and community leaders who are in the initial planning phase for developing a charter school or on an accelerated time frame. The membership fee includes the following:

  • Guidance for Founding Committees resource
  • Initial 30 minute informational meeting/phone call with Association staff
  • Access to school planning documents
  • Weekly newsletter updates
  • Discounted Professional Development

For more information, please contact either Yvonne Watterson or Damon Norris.

Transitional Charter Membership

($400 – 1.5 year membership)
The Transitional Charter Membership is designed for charter holders approved by a state authorizer and working to open a new school. This membership includes all of the benefits of the full Charter School Membership including advocacy, free and discounted professional development, weekly newsletter updates, joint purchasing programs and much more. This membership begins once your charter is approved and extends until the end of your first year of operation.Teams interested in the Transitional Charter Membership should contact Damon Norris, or 602-944-0644.


Need more individualized assistance?

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.Teams interested should contact Yvonne Watterson, for more information.

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