School Membership 2018-04-04T10:11:04+00:00

School Membership

The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools is the state’s primary membership and support organization for public charter schools.   It is run by and for charter schools.   It provides a wide array of services and support to help all of our state’s charter schools, large and small, provide a high quality education for Tar Heel students.

Dues are assessed in the Fall after the 20-day Average Daily Memberships (ADM) for each school is published by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Membership lasts for one year.


Planning-Year Schools

First-Year Schools
$1.75 per student

Experienced Schools
$3.50 per student

Joe Maimone
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
Mooresboro, NC

Membership Benefits

  • Advocacy on behalf of charter schools with policy-makers, the media, and other stakeholders.

  • Monthly e-newsletters (Matters of Principal and Parenting Pointers) and alerts with the latest news in the charter school world.

  • Quarterly e-newsletter (Preferred Partners) which details popular vendors’ discounted products and services.

  • Discounts to annual conference and other events that bring together charter school and education leaders from our state and nation to provide networking and professional development.

  • Breaking updates on state and federal charter school legislation.

  • Assistance with media relations to promote your school’s successes or deal with a crisis.

  • Information on successful best practices used at other charter schools.

  • Opportunities to collaborate with charter leaders from across your region and across the state.

  • Members-only access to a growing list valuable resources in the NCAPCA online library, including ready-made school forms, manuals and other essential school operations documents.

  • Exclusive access to Association Job Board to list open positions and review resumes.

  • Your membership dues also support NCAPCS’ ongoing effort to educate state and national legislators and the media about the positive contributions of NC charter schools.




Q: Can you explain more about the role the Association plays in our state’s charter school sector?
A: When groups of people come together to apply, establish, and run charter schools, they often operate in their own spheres with relatively limited knowledge about what is happening around them and what is available to them.   Our Association is a resource center for NC charter schools that helps them stay informed on the latest news in the charter school sector, advocates before the General Assembly for fair policy between charter schools and its district counterparts, partners with businesses to offer member schools discounts on products and services, and connects charter schools with each other to create a more impactful charter school movement in our state.

Q: How do we pay for membership?
A: Payment by Credit Card
Merchant Equipment Store Credit Card LogosAt the bottom of this page, select Pay by Credit Card, and proceed to complete and submit your membership through two pages.   On the first page, enter your school name, school description, your title, ADM, etc.   Click Submit and you will be directed to a second page where you enter your contact and billing information.   Click Finalize to complete payment, and you will receive a confirmation message and email.   Please save the confirmation email as a receipt for your records.  

Payment by Check / eCheck
Merchant Equipment Store Credit Card LogosAt the bottom of this page, select Pay by Check / eCheck, and proceed to complete and submit your membership.   We will email you a QuickBooks invoice within 1 business day.   When you receive the invoice you may choose to:

  1. Have your check delivered to the following address no later than 10 business days (2 weeks) from the date you receive your invoice:
    North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools
    242 West Millbrook Road
    Raleigh, NC 27609

  3. Click the Pay Now link under *** Pay this invoice online *** in the email.   On the payment site select bank check, complete the corresponding fields, and click Send Payment.   You will automatically receive a sales receipt.    Please save the receipt for your records.  


Submit your membership below!


Pay by Credit Card

Pay by Check / eCheck

Planning Year

Want to learn more about what your school can do?   Contact Executive Director Rhonda Dillingham at (336) 669-9996 or email her at