Associate Memberships

There are two types of associate memberships: Authorizers and Pre-Operational Charter Schools.

As an Associate Member, your organization becomes an active part of a professional association that advocates for charter school policy issues, supports charter school innovation, quality and accountability, and facilities cooperation in Minnesota's charter school community  to assure excellence in education for our students.


AUTHORIZERS

[Organizations that authorize charter schools]

THE VALUE OF MEMBERSHIP:

  • Opportunity to participate in Task Forces and Work Groups and serve as a board member of the Association
  • Attend MACS-sponsored workshops, training programs, and conferences at Associate Member rates
  • Support the advocacy efforts MACS conducts on behalf of charter schools at the state and national level
  • Stay informed on public policy issues through policy forums, teleconferences, webinars, etc.
  • Post authorizer events, trainings, and charter liaison career openings on the MACS website for free

TO JOIN MACS: Just fill out and return the following to our office:

  • A Charter School Authorizer Associate Member Application Form (see below) and
  • A check for Membership Dues

Annual Authorizer Membership Dues:

Authorizer Membership is for 12 months from the month the organization joins. Authorizer dues are based upon the number of schools authorized:

  • $350 Base Dues, plus $50 per school authorized for each additional school authorized beyond the initial school

Example: an authorizer with oversight of 5 schools would pay $550: $350 for the base dues and $50 x the 4 additional schools authorized.

For more information, Contact Tom DeGreeAssociate Director, at 651.789.3090 Ext. 11


PRE-OPERATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS

[Schools Approved for a Charter or Those with a Charter Contract Who have not yet Opened]

THE VALUE OF MEMBERSHIP:

  • Opportunity to participate in Task Forces and Work Groups
  • Attend MACS-sponsored workshops, training programs, and conferences at Associate Member rates
  • Support the advocacy efforts MACS conducts on behalf of charter schools at the state and national level
  • Stay informed on public policy issues through policy forums, teleconferences, webinars, etc.
  • Post career openings on the MACS website for free

TO JOIN MACS: Fill out and return the following to our office: 

  • The Pre-Operational School Associate Member Application
  • A check made payable to the MN Association of Charter School or PayPal payment through the widget listed below.

Membership Dues for Pre-Operational Year (2018-2019):

  • July 1 - November 15 (membership through June 30th): $1420
  • November 16 - March 31 (membership through June 30th): $710

For more information, Contact Tom DeGreeAssociate Director, at 651.789.3090 Ext. 11

Pre-Operational School Associate Membership