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Business Membership

The NC Association for Public Charter Schools is committed to connecting charter schools in our state with the best vendors and resources available. We offer two levels of business membership: Business Partner and Corporate Leader.   



Listing in the NCAPCS Business Directory--a first stop for NC charter schools looking for vendors, products and services. Priority notice of sponsorship opportunities throughout the year at educational workshops, job fairs, leadership luncheons and school showcases.
Subscriptions to our newsletters, Matters of Principal and The Charter School Advocate.  Exclusive opportunities to support charters (e.g. serving as a corporate representative on a charter advisory committee that develops additional resources for charters).
Discounted ads on the NCAPCS homepage ($200 for members/$300 for non-members).  Opportunity to submit first in our annual conference Call for Proposals.
Discounted registration for the NCAPCS annual conference Priority vendor registration and discount for annual conference registration.
 Business member only access to our list of school members   +PLUS ALL BENEFITS OF BUSINESS PARTNER LEVEL MEMBERSHIP



Business Membership Add-ons 

  • Discounted Advertising
  • Submit the company ad you would like displayed through the link below, and we will notify you when your ad will run!  Each ad period costs $200 for Association Members ($300 for non-members) and lasts two weeks with a maximum of 3 consecutive periods (lasting six weeks).  Click the link below to submit your ad!
  • Sponsorship opportunities: Annual Conference, Teacher Appreciation, special events. 





Q: What is a charter school?

Charter schools are nontraditional public schools. One of the key differences between charter schools and traditional public schools, or district schools, is the way they are governed. District schools are governed by a school district board while charter schools are governed by a board specifically for that school. As a result, these schools have more flexibility in their curriculum.   This explains why you hear of some charter schools with a focus on the arts, science & technology, a certain culture, or a certain educational methodology (i.e. Classical, Montessori, Flipped Classroom). However, because charter schools receive public funds, they are still required to meet state testing requirements. You can learn more by viewing Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s video to the right differentiating the myths from the facts about charter schools.

Q: How many charter schools are in NC?

There are 204 serving 130,000 students.

Q: Are the number of charter schools in NC growing?

Absolutely! Although charter schools have existed in NC since 1996, there has been significant growth since the state legislature lifted the 100-charter-school cap in 2011. Since then, about a dozen new schools have been opening each year!

Q: How do we pay for membership?

Once you have chosen your membership options, you will have the option to pay online in our MemberClicks system or by check. If you choose the check option, we will email you an invoice within 3 business days. Payment by check should be sent to the following address:

NC Association for Public Charter Schools
Attn: Julie Pettingill
9350 Falls of Neuse Rd Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27615


Payment instructions are also included in your invoice.