School Membership2018-11-02T15:33:54+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)
  • Receive a package from the National School Choice Week organization that includes their yellow fleece scarves, posters, lapel stickers, and more!

As a school member with The Association, you are eligible to receive exclusive discounts on products and services to help you, your school, and your family save money!  Explore all of our FREE EASY SAVINGS here!

 


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?
A: 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 (1,000 student cap)

 
Q: What are the qualifications of school membership?

  • The school must be located or plan to be located in the state of North Carolina
  • The school must have been granted a charter by the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) (NC General Statute 115C-218.5)
  • The school must maintain academic, financial, and governance standards (NC GS 115C Article 14A) as determined by the SBE (NC GS 115C-218.30)

Special Offers!

In consideration of many schools’ budgets affected by the two hurricanes, the Association is extending its special offers to December 31!

Submit membership for the 2018-2019 school year before December 31, 2018, and pay membership dues based on last school year’s (17-18) ADM!
 
Take an additional 15% off if dues are paid before December 31, 2018!
 
Planning-year schools join for free before December 31!

 

Q: How do we pay for membership?
 
A: Payment by Credit Card
Merchant Equipment Store Credit Card LogosAt the bottom of this page, click the membership option that applies to your school.  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, and enter your card number.  After you have checked the acknowledgement, click Submit Membership to process 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, and we 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 the membership option that applies to your school.  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.  After you have checked the acknowledgement, 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, and we 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
  2.  

  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!

 
   

for schools that are joining the Association for the first time or schools whose membership expired prior to the 2017-2018 school year

for schools that joined / renewed with the Association during the 2017-2018 school year that are paying prorated 2018-2019 dues

for schools that have received NC State Board of Education (SBE) approval and are preparing to open Fall 2019 or 2020