North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

Valuable Links

These links hopefully will provide you with charter resources and information you need.


North Carolina

Office of Charter Schools

The mission of the Office of Charter Schools is to provide leadership and technical assistance to people interested in starting a public charter school and thereafter maintaining quality education, business, and governance programs within the school in compliance with the North Carolina Charter Schools Act (NCGS115C-238.29).
North Carolina State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is charged with supervising and administering “the free public school system and the educational funds provided for its support.”
North Carolina General Assembly

NC’s state legislature
Find Your Legislator

One of the best resources for finding out who your legislators are and how to contact them. This site also provides you with a comprehensive biography of each legislator, their voting record and any recent media articles in regards to your legislator or a committee they serve.

MeckEd is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit and champion for excellent public education for all children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). Click above to see about CMS charter schools.
North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools

The North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools (“Alliance”) is a 501 (c) (3), nonprofit, non-partisan organization with a mission of advancing quality educational opportunities for all North Carolina children by supporting and expanding successful public charter schools.
Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina

Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) is a statewide organization that supports greater educational options through parental school choice.  Simply put, parental school choice means allowing parents to send their children to their school of choice – public, private or nontraditional – regardless of address or income.
Charlotte School Search

The options can be daunting but we’re here to help.  Public, Charter, Private, and Parochial create many possibilities for you and your child’s best educational experience possible.


United States

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is the leading organization committed to advancing quality, growth and sustainability for the charter school movement. Our integrated approach to advocacy and national reach allows us to make significant impacts at both the federal and state levels.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers

This body offers standards and best practices for quality charter school authorizers across America like the NC Public Charter Schools Advisory Council.
Center for Education Reform

In the emerging landscape of education reform, the Center for Education Reform is the leading voice for structural and sustainable changes that can dramatically improve educational opportunities for decades to come. Our guiding purpose is to improve the accuracy and quality of discourse and decisions about education reform, leading to fundamental policy changes that make a difference long after news and election cycles have ended.
National Charter School Resource Center

The NCSRC, as a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is dedicated to bringing helpful and actionable resources to charter school parents, teachers, those opening a charter school, and more.


Studies and Video

North Carolina Charter Schools: Equity and Excellence through Collaboration:2014

This report was a collaborative effort among Self-Help, the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, and Public Impact.
What is a Charter School?

This YouTube video by Colorado charters and parents is a great overview of charters, especially from a parent’s perspective.














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