Founder Resources

Building Success:  A Guide to Start-up Funding and Opening a Charter School in Michigan

Download MAPSA's manual for founders that provides information needed to plan the opening of a high-quality Michigan public school academy from inception through the grant application. For maximum results it is highly recommended that all activities, charts and templates be completed thoroughly with sincere thought and as much accuracy and detail as possible. Th grant application portion is based off of MDE's 2012 Planning & Implementation grant. Some of the questions and rubrics have been updated since.

Download Building Success by clicking HERE.

Michigan Department of Education Charter School Office

The Michigan Department of Education's Public School Academy Program strives to provide quality support to charter public schools and their stakeholders through timely and accurate oversight and monitoring of charter public school grants, programs and related initiatives.

Questions regarding MDE Charter Public School programs or grants can be directed to Public School Academy Program staff at 517.373.4631 or their website by clicking HERE.

Click HERE to view Michigan Department of Education's FAQ on charter schools.

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Important Updates:

Browse breakout sessions and speakers for the upcoming Innovators in Education Fall Conference on October 15 & 16 in Troy, MI.