CSMC has compiled a list of resources that you may find useful for running your organization.
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Located in San Diego, Orange County, and Silicon Valley, advises charter schools throughout California on all issues that affect charters. Our experience and expertise in charter school, public agency, and nonprofit corporation law is unsurpassed. We understand that as a charter school, you are not only part of the fastest growing component of our public education system, but that you are also a business that needs to achieve its operational and educational objectives in a cost-effective manner.
To that end, we offer the expertise of a full-service law firm, but with specialization in the particular needs and nuances of charter schools. Procopio attorneys have represented charter schools since the early 1990s when the Charter Schools Act was adopted.
Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS)
Is a non-profit membership association of Florida public charter schools that provides advocacy, support, resources, and networking opportunities to new and existing charter schools, parents and students. We also work to promote the charter school movement in Florida and throughout the country.
The mission of the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools is to provide a seamless system of support that promotes the establishment and operation of high quality Florida charter schools and supports the success of Florida’s charter school movement at-large.
The vision of Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools is to create a national model of high quality accredited charter schools that are student-centered and performance-driven
Young, Minney & Corr, LLP
(Formerly Middleton, Young & Minney, LLP) is proud to be California’s most experienced, knowledgeable and respected firm working in the unique area of charter school law.
As a leader in charter school representation since the passage of California’s Charter Schools Act of 1992, YM&C offers expertise in every facet of charter school creation, expansion and operation – including charter school petitions, renewals and revocations, employment and labor law, non-profit incorporations, board governance, facilities, student issues, policy development and much more.
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Is the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. Our mission is to lead public education to unprecedented levels of academic achievement for all students by fostering a strong charter sector. The Alliance provides assistance to state charter school associations and resource centers, develops and advocates for improved public policies, and serves as the united voice for this large and diverse movement.
Charter Schools Development Center
Our vision is to help public education change from a highly regulated, process-based system to one that allows and encourages schools to be more creative, performance-based centers of effective teaching and learning. We aim to achieve this by providing technical assistance to the charter school reform movement in California, nationally, and internationally.
California Charter Schools Association
Advances the charter school movement through state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability, and resources for member schools. CCSA is a trusted source of data and information on California’s charter schools for parents, authorizers, legislators, the press and other interested groups.
InSite Charter School Services
Is a charter-focused real estate brokerage firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Diego & Northern California and Texas. We provide real estate services to new and existing charter schools throughout California. As a charter school broker, our mission is to help charter schools find the best site for their needs. We also offer related services such as asset sales, assistance in financing, entitlement approvals and construction management. We work only with charter schools and property owners, meaning that all of our attention and expertise is brought to bear on your needs.
Arizona Charter Schools Association
Is a non-profit membership and professional organization providing the best in comprehensive support and services to Arizona’s charter schools.
The Association’s mission is to support student achievement through high-quality charter schools, advocate for student equity and charter school autonomy, and lead Arizona charter schools as a sustainable, strong credible organization.
Indiana Public Charter Schools Association
Envisions a comprehensive network of public charter schools serving the needs of families and students throughout the state. These schools prepare all students to live productive and successful lives by offering only the highest-quality educational opportunities. All Indiana public charter schools demonstrate a commitment to excellence and accountability.
Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS)
Is an independent membership organization dedicated to the enhancement and sustainability of quality charter schools. Ohio has the fifth-largest charter school enrollment in the nation. OAPCS emphasizes the need for excellence among Ohio’s public charter schools, with a credo of quality that includes standards and principles for its members.
Is the only statewide entity dedicated to advocating for charter schools at both the state and local levels. The LAPCS provides information to legislators, district officials, and policymakers about the issues that are important to charter schools and organizes the charter school community to support legislation that will give charter schools a fair opportunity to successfully educate the children of Louisiana.
Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network
Through lokahi for our children and community, the purpose of Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network shall be to enable, support, and unify charter schools and the charter school sector in the State of Hawaii. The activities of The Network shall include linking charter schools in the State of Hawaii to each other and to the charter efforts in other states, providing information and services to schools and individuals interested in establishing or improving the performance of charter schools in Hawaii.
The High Bar
Provides expertise, training, powerful, web-based tools and a membership community to the foot soldiers in the battle to improve our nation’s public school system… the boards and CEOs of charter public schools. The High Bar will help to leverage the efforts of your volunteer board members into real results: academic excellence and organizational sustainability.
Colorado League of Charter Schools
Is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting the charter schools in the state. The League is committed to helping these schools reach higher levels of student performance and overall success by providing information and resources, including technical support, advocacy, public relations assistance, and much more.
Charter School Association of Nevada (CSAN)
Is the leading organization serving public charter schools in Nevada. The mission of the Charter School Association of Nevada (CSAN) is to support and promote quality educational standards in charter schools through professional development, public advocacy, and public awareness.
Dr. Brian L. Carpenter
Described by others with phrases such as “the platinum standard on board and governance matters” and “the foremost authority on charter school governance in the country,” one-time high-school dropout Dr. Brian L. Carpenter is a prolific writer, speaker and board trainer whose impact is felt in charter schools throughout the country. The list of institutions that have expressed thanks for his work includes countless schools, as well as prominent organizations such as Ball State University, the South Carolina Public Charter School District, the Governor of Delaware, Harvard University, and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.