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Charter School – Full Membership (Operating Schools)

As a Member School, your school 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.

To Join MACS:

Just fill out and return the following to our office:

  • A School Membership Application Form (contact Tom DeGree at 651.789.3090 or for your school's individual membership application materials)
  • ACH form

2021-2022 Membership Dues:

Schools in SECOND YEAR of Operation and BEYOND

  • Annual school membership periods: [July 1 - June 30] or [January 1 – December 31]
  • $17.95 per pupil fee based on MDE Oct. 1, 2020 student enrollment
  • Minimum membership = $1,250; Maximum membership  = $6,995

Schools in FIRST YEAR of Operation

  • Annual membership period: [July 1- June 30]
  • Membership Investment = $1,250

To learn about membership benefits, check out the benefits information sheet below.

For more information, contact the MACS office at 651-789-3090 or email

Charter School – Associate Membership (Pre-Operational Schools)

[This is for schools approved for a Charter or those with a Charter Contract who have not yet opened]


  • 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: 

Membership Dues for Pre-Operational Year (2021-2022):

  • July 1 - November 15 (membership through June 30th): $1250
  • November 16 - March 31 (membership through June 30th): $625

For more information, Contact Tom DeGreeAssociate Director, at 651.789.3090 Ext. 2

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