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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.


[Organizations that authorize charter schools]


  • 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


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.

Contact Mike Swan, Member Relations & Communications Director, at 651.789.3090 Ext. 3

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