These links hopefully will provide you with charter resources and information you need.
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).
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is the agency charged with implementing the State’s public school laws and the State Board of Education’s policies and procedures governing pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public education. The elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction heads the Department and functions under the policy direction of the 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.”
NC’s state legislature
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.
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 (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.
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.
Since its creation in 1995, the National Charter Schools Institute, headquartered on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan has worked with authorizers, boards, school leaders, teachers, policymakers and others to help charter schools provide children with the world’s best educational opportunities. The Institute delivers high quality programs and services to charter schools across the country while also developing strong partnerships with state associations.
This body offers standards and best practices for quality charter school authorizers across America like the NC Public Charter Schools Advisory Council.
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.