North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

Breaking News

  • CMS considers policy change that could rethink role of homework

    “It’s long been a rite of high school students: staying up late to finish reading and other homework assignments for the next day’s class. But Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and experts now question how valuable it is to just pile on out-of-school assignments. CMS leaders are considering changes to their academic policies that would allow teachers to […]

  • Marty McCarthy: “Do you want your child to have a bright future”?

    Marty McCarthy was Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte from late 1995 to 2008. During that time he initiated and helped form Trinity Episcopal School (, which opened in 2000. Then having concluded the stronger model of education was classical he initiated and helped form Palisades Episcopal School (, which opened in 2010. Then […]

  • 2015 E-Rate Opportunities

    Thanks to John Hughes with New Hope Technology Foundation 919-968-4332 for this memo. For help with E-Rate our Association members are John and  Steve Joyner who can be contacted at or (336) 592-3568.     The FCC has modernized the E-Rate program and substantially increased the yearly funding cap. This will allow every school […]

  • Two virtual charter schools on track for North Carolina

    “Two virtual charter schools, including a school that has run into trouble in other states, are closer to enrolling North Carolina students. A special committee on Wednesday recommended that North Carolina Virtual Academy, to be managed by K12 Inc., and N.C. Connections Academy, affiliated with Connections Education, be allowed to participate in a four-year program […]

  • Lake Norman Charter’s Elizabeth Padgett named N.C. charter school teacher of the year

    “The sixth grade is a year of transition. There’s usually a new school, thicker textbooks, harder classes and more pressure. Staff and students at Lake Norman Charter say it is sixth-grade science teacher Elizabeth Padgett’s work to help students navigate those changes with compassion that earned her the distinction of North Carolina Charter School Teacher […]

  • Board Of Education Backs Charter School Replication

    “Some state education officials are hoping that a plan approved by the State Board of Education and sent to a legislative committee for action will speed the process of letting high-performing charter schools replicate their success in underserved regions.” – Read more here.