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Unleashing Education from Convention

The MN Association of Charter Schools is a membership organization that advocates for charter school policy issues, supports charter school innovation, quality and accountability, and facilitates cooperation in Minnesota’s charter school community to promote equitable opportunities and excellence in education for students.

What are chartered public schools?

In Minnesota, charter schools are tuition free independent public schools that are open to and welcome all students, no matter ability or need, and are governed and operated jointly by licensed teachers, parents and community members.

View a Primer on Minnesota's Chartered Public Schools


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Tools to support charter schools and navigate state and federal government.

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Information about operating charter schools, educator relicensure, starting a charter, and much more.

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Search and map tools to find charter schools throughout Minnesota.

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