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Unleashing Education from Convention

The Minnesota Association of Charter Schools (MACS) is a membership association that promotes innovation, quality, choice and accountability in public education by promoting charter schools in Minnesota.

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

The Minnesota state capitol.


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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