FCSA - Florida Charter School Alliance

FCSA Membership information

The Florida Charter School Alliance is committed to increasing student achievement and meeting the demand for parental choice by serving and advocating for high performing independent public charter schools in Florida.

An advocacy and support organization, FCSA works on behalf of charter schools, their teachers, parents, and the students they serve. We provide essential assistance to help schools get start, and grow.

We offer different levels of charter school memberships, based on a school’s current stage of operation, and an Allied membership for suppliers/vendors. We also offer memberships to education institutions, authorizers, and municipalities. The membership fees shown are per school or, in the case of an Allied Membership, per company.

Planning group: $250/group

This membership is for groups who are currently developing a charter school. Once the authorizer approves a charter school application, the group may apply to become an Approved Applicant member.

Planning group member benefits include:

  • Members-only e-mail newsletter
  • Access to FCSA library of school-related templates and forms (upon request)
  • Review of your Charter School Application
  • Discounted consulting services offered by select FCSA partners including Governing Board prep
  • Networking opportunities
  • Advocacy efforts on a state and local level

Approved applicant: $500/group

This membership is for founding groups whose charter school application has been approved by an authorizer but have not opened their school yet.

Planning group member benefits include:

  • Members-only e-mail newsletter
  • Access to FCSA library of school-related templates and forms (upon request)
  • Discounted consulting services offered by select FCSA partners
  • Advocacy efforts on a state and local level
  • Access to members-only vendor list and discounts

First-year / New school (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:

  • Members-only e-mail newsletter
  • Access to FCSA library of school-related templates and forms
  • Discounted consulting services offered by select FCSA partners
  • Advocacy at the state and local level
  • Assistance with local authorizer / mediation (upon request)
  • Access to members-only vendor list and discounts
  • Advocacy Toolkit
  • Marketing Toolkit
  • Media Relations Toolkit and assistance with Crisis Management (upon request)
  • 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

Click here for Membership Application

Allied Membership

This membership level is exclusively for vendors, suppliers or consultants that want to reach the charter school market. Renewable each year, this membership runs from January to December. Contact FCSA for fee information.

As a FCSA Charter Ally, your company benefits include:

  • Company profile and logo on the FCSA Charter School Marketplace and delivered periodically to members
  • Opportunities to showcase your company/services 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
  • Mention in back-to-school e-newsletter distributed to member schools
  • 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

* Membership does not include booth space at the annual Florida Charter School Conference hosted by the Florida Department of Education. Exhibitor information for the conference that’s held every November is available at www.charterschoolconference.com.

Click here for Vendor Form or contact Lynn@flcharteralliance.org for application information

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