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In 2021, we are celebrating 25 years of public charter schools in NC!


The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools (NCAPCS) is a North Carolina non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation and the membership organization for North Carolina’s charter school operators and petitioners, established in 2016.


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Our mission, vision, and focus is on support, education, and advocacy on behalf of North Carolina charter schools.


  •  Hosting a state-wide annual conference which facilitates the largest statewide networking opportunity of North Carolina charter schools and supporting entities.
  • Hosting professional development workshops from which charter school teachers can apply credit towards their continuing education.
  • Facilitating an annual career fair and job board that seeks to recruit top talent in the education industry.
  • Partnering with a diverse set of companies that specialize in products and services customized for charter schools. Discounts are available from a select set of partner organizations to schools that are active members.
  • Offer a members only resource hub. 



  • Advancing awareness of charter schools and their mission.
  • Facilitating opportunities for networking and collaboration among charter schools in North Carolina and across the nation.
  • Keeping members informed by sharing news updates about the charter school movement on the local, state, and national levels.
  • Provide informational webinars that seek to inform charter school professionals, expand their network of contacts, and empower others with the tools and facts they need to effectively promote their school to potential families and/or donors.



  • Supporting legislation to strengthen charter schools in North Carolina. 
  • Lobbying for equitable policy/resources for our state’s charter schools by developing our legislative agenda annually and presenting it before state and local officials.

The Benefits of Membership

NCAPCS membership is open to any charter school, charter school management organization or business that supports charter schools. School membership includes staff, the board of directors, supporting organizations such as facilities or foundations, and charter school parents and alumni. NCAPCS school memberships are among the most cost effective as we offer support, education, and advocacy services.

Join Today

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Join us on July 15 and 22 for our annual conference!

The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools Conference is the largest state gathering of North Carolina charter school teachers, school leaders, administrators, board members, and supporters. It is where you connect with people, resources, and expertise that empowers and inspires your work. It provides a tremendously valuable networking opportunity for school leaders, board members, instructional staff, resource professionals, and complementary businesses.