School Membership2018-08-20T17:17:58+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.


Membership Benefits

  • Advocacy on behalf of state charter schools with state & national legislators, media, and other stakeholders through our legislative agenda.  Our advocacy goes hand-in-hand with our ongoing efforts to educate the population about the positive contributions of NC charter schools.
  • Subscriptions to the following newsletters in addition to breaking updates on state and federal charter school legislation

    1. Matters of Principal – state charter sector news
    2. Parenting Pointers – quick tips for parents of K-12 students
    3. Preferred Partners – vendor discounts offered exclusively to members
  • Opportunities to collaborate with charter leaders across your region and the state through educational workshops, luncheons, roundtables, job fairs, school showcases, and our annual conference.  Receive registration discounts for educational workshops and our conference.

 

NCAPCS School Choice Rally
Raleigh
January 23, 2018
   

NCAPCS 2018 Conference
Sunset Beach
July 15-17, 2018

  • Exclusive access to Association Job Board to list open positions and review resumes
  • Access to resources including an online library of ready-made school forms, manuals, and other essential school operations documents.  We also assist with media relations to promote your school’s successes or deal with a crisis
  • Access to charter law and policies that include information on best practices used at other charter schools
  • Receive exclusive email invitations with special opportunities to support charters (e.g. serving as a school representative on a charter advisory committee that develops additional resources for charters)


FAQs

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.
 

Joe Maimone
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
Mooresboro

Q: How are membership dues assessed?
Dues are assessed each fall after the 20-day Average Daily Membership (ADM) for each school is published by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).  Membership lasts until the fall of the following school year when the new ADM is released.  Membership rates are as follows:

  • Planning-Year Schools – $250
  • First-Year Schools – $1.75 per student
  • Experienced Schools – $3.50 per student

Special Offer!

Submit membership for the 2018-2019 school year before November 1, 2018, and pay membership dues based on last school year’s (17-18) ADM! 

 

Q: How do we pay for membership?
 
A: Payment by Credit Card
Merchant Equipment Store Credit Card LogosAt the bottom of this page, click NCAPCS School Membership Form, select your school, and click Next to access the form.  Check the information that populates on the form to make sure it is correct.  Select Credit Card under payment method, indicate whether you would like to enroll in annual recurring payment, and enter your card number in the corresponding input field.  After you have completed the necessary acknowledgement/authorization, click Submit Membership to complete payment.  You will be redirected to a successful submission page and receive a confirmation email and receipt.  Please save the confirmation email and receipt for your records.  We also recommend entering a notification of your membership expiration in your calendar to remind you of membership renewal next year.  

Payment by Check / eCheck
Merchant Equipment Store Credit Card LogosAt the bottom of this page, click NCAPCS School Membership Form, select your school, and click Next to access the form.  Check the information that populates on the form to make sure it is correct.  Select eCheck or Mail a Check under Payment Method and indicate whether you would like to enroll in annual recurring payment.  After you have completed the necessary acknowledgement/authorization, click Submit Membership to initiate payment.  You will be redirected to a successful submission page and receive a confirmation email.   Please save the confirmation email for your records.  We also recommend entering a notification of your membership expiration in your calendar to remind you of membership renewal next year.
 
We will email you a QuickBooks invoice within 2 business days.  Once you receive the invoice you may choose to:
 

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

 

Have additional questions?  Read our additional FAQs for more details.

 

Submit your membership below!