April 23 at 6pm - Free Online
National Charter Schools Week
May 5th - 9th
New School Resources
Deadline for Application
July 1st at noon
New Dates Coming Soon
Celebrate in Your Community May 5 - 9, 2014
Join us for the annual celebration of the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country and the increasing momentum that we've enjoyed over the past year.
National Charter Schools Week gives the charter school community the opportunity to highlight and share our successes, lessons learned, and achievements on behalf of the nearly 6,500 schools and more than 2.5 million students.
Take part in National Charter Schools Week and:
We Need You!
The success of the National Charter Schools Week and growth of high-quality charter schools will take a network of students, parents, teachers, administrators and other charter advocates. You can help.
Based on data released December 3, 2013, from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), this Alliance for Excellent Education report reveals that the United States struggles to produce top performers in reading, math, and science at the rates of its international peers. These students, who the report calls the "deepest learners," demonstrate the deep understanding of content and the ability to apply knowledge to solve problems, think critically, and communicate effectively. By combining existing research with the latest PISA data, The Deepest Learners offers four recommendations based on practices in high-performing countries that can inform policymakers as states move forward to implement college and career-ready standards.
CHARTER LEADERS AT THE STATEHOUSE
Public charter school leaders from across the state recently met with Governor Nikki Haley in Columbia. They discussed the specific needs of public charter schools and their students, along with how to expand high quality charter schools and provide more parental choice.
Pictured here in the Governor’s office from left to right are: Karen Wicks of Royal Live Oaks Academy of the Arts and Science, Jasper County; Allison Reaves of Connections Academy, Statewide Virtual Charter School; Mary Carmichael, Director of Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina; Shawn Johnson of Charleston Development Academy Public Charter School, Charleston County; Governor Nikki Haley, Victoria Dixon-Mokeba of Carolina School for Inquiry, Richland 1 County; Mike Messner of Carolina Voyager Charter School, Charleston County; Kristin Bohan of Coastal Montessori Charter School, Georgetown; Allison Thomas of Riverview Charter School, Beaufort; Mike Sinclair of Brashier Middle College, Greenville; and Courtney Francher of Palmetto Academy of Learning and Success, Horry County.