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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:

  • Advocate for a more favorable policy environment for charter schools.
  • Show how the quality and accountability of charter schools is transforming public education and the lives of 2.5 million children.
  • Increase awareness that charter schools are public schools dedicated to improving our nation's public education system.

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.

More information, event planning and tools you can use.


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.



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.

Charter schools are public schools allowed the freedom to be more innovative

while being held accountable for improving student achievement.


Strong public charter school legislation creates high quality performance-based

 public charter schools and results in students excelling academically.


Keep up with the legislative session by following the Alliance on Twitter: @SCCharterSchool

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