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FCSA Membership information

The Florida Charter School Alliance is the leading non-profit organization that’s 100% committed to supporting and advocating for the charter school movement in the Sunshine State. Our team works closely with school leaders, governing board members, teachers, and parents to promote charter school growth and success, and help our member schools resolve critical issues.

What we do for member schools:

✔ASSIST

Our team is the one schools call when they are dealing with a media crisis. We also help implement successful student recruitment campaigns, craft turn-around plans for struggling schools, offer a comprehensive teacher/principal evaluation tool, provide teacher recruitment assistance, and offer you cost-savings on quality resources and products through our Marketplace partnerships.

✔ADVOCATE

We lead advocacy efforts in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. – educating lawmakers about charter school successes and parental choice, and securing support for the movement. We lead districts/charter school mediation efforts, and assist with contract renewals and the application process. Through workshops, we help train parents to be vocal advocates for their school and the charter school movement.

✔EDUCATE

Our outreach to media and key decision makers promotes charter school and highlights the vital role charter schools play in Florida’s system of public education.

Membership Levels

Planning group and Approved Applicant membership: $250
This membership is for groups who are currently developing a charter school (planning groups) and for founding groups / approved applicants whose charter school application has been approved by an authorizer but have not opened their school yet.
Member benefits include:
  • Assistance from our team
  • Members-only e-mail newsletter
  • Discounted consulting services offered by select FCSA partners
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to Marketplace discounts
  • Advocacy efforts on a state and local level
New school (Opened 1-3 years): $3/student per year (based on October FTE)
Operating school: $5/student per year
This membership is for public charter schools that have a contract with their authorizer and are educating students. The membership term is for one year.
Benefits include:
  • Assistance with district/authorizer during contract renewal or other issues
  • Access to the FCSA Teacher Evaluation Tool
  • Cost-savings through the FCSA / Office Depot Co-Op
  • Advocacy at the state, local and federal level
  • Members-only discounts through out Marketplace partners (from employee benefits to artificial turf)
  • Access to the School-Based Administrator Evaluation Tool
  • Media Relations and Crisis Management assistance
  • Updates on state and federal legislation impacting K-12 education and charter schools
  • Members-only e-mail newsletter
  • Discounted consulting services offered by select FCSA partners
  • Parent Advocacy Workshops held on your campus
  • Advocacy Toolkit
  • Student Recruitment / School Marketing assistance
  • Media Training for Admin Team
  • Invitation to participate in members-only networking meetings and discussion groups
  • Invitation to participate in various FCSA committees
  • Invitation to participate in recognition events during legislative session and throughout the school year
Marketplace Membership (Vendor)
This membership level is exclusively for vendors, suppliers or consultants that want to reach the Florida charter school market. Renewable each year, this membership runs from January to December. Contact FCSA for fee information.
As a Marketplace Partner, your company benefits include:
  • Company profile and logo on the FCSA Charter School Marketplace
  • Ads and articles included in the FCSA e-newsletter distributed to members every week
  • Opportunities to showcase your company at FCSA booth at the annual state charter schools conference*
  • Regional sponsorship and networking opportunities with charter school operators, school leaders, and board members
  • Access to members-only e-newsletter
  • Priority mention by FCSA staff to schools seeking services and products
  • Access to FCSA team leaders who can address your general questions about charter schools, and policy/regulations
  • Opportunity to connect with key school leaders and decision makers via personalized introductions
* Membership does not include booth space at the annual Florida Charter School Conference hosted by the Florida Department of Education every fall. Exhibitor information for the state conference is available at www.charterschoolconference.com.
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