Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to increase student achievement and meet the demand for parental choice by advocating for and supporting high quality public charter schools in Florida.

Our Vision is to ensure every family in Florida will have access to high quality educational options.

The Florida Charter School Alliance: 

Advancing the Charter School Movement in the Sunshine State

The expansion of the charter school movement in Florida has been nothing short of remarkable. Since 1996, public charter schools in our state have been helping students make extraordinary academic gains, reducing the learning gap between minority and non-minority students, and providing parents with high-quality educational choices through autonomy, accountability, and innovation. The results have been dramatic! In 65 of the 77 comparisons made by the Florida Department of Education (2015-16), charter school students demonstrated higher rates of grade level performance than peers at district-run school, and made greater learning gains in 82 of the 96 comparisons.

The Florida Charter School Alliance (FSCA), a dedicated group of educators, community leaders, and philanthropists from across our state, has been a powerful and dynamic force behind the charter school movement’s success in recent years. Founded in 2010, the non-profit, member-driven FCSA successfully advocates for and collaborates with local charter schools, passionately pursuing its mission to improve student achievement. FCSA supports its members in a variety of key areas, including:

  • Serving as the voice of the charter school movement in Tallahassee – educating legislators, speaking before Committees, and advocating on behalf of students, parents, and schools
  • Promoting charter school successes in the halls of government at the county and city levels
  • Leading mediation efforts at the district level
Public, Media, and Community Relations
  • Quickly responding to negative news stories by providing accurate information to reporters and editors
  • Proactively submitting accurate and positive information, as well as letters to the editor and opinion pieces to statewide media
  • Assisting member schools with crisis management and media relations issues
  • Conducting surveys to measure public support for choice and public charter schools
  • Hosting and publicizing “A+” ceremonies throughout Florida, to recognize top-performing schools and their leaders
School Administration Support
  • Offering a cutting-edge, digital Teacher/Principal Evaluation Tool
  • Providing access to high quality, cost-saving products and services through our online Marketplace
  • Hosting School Improvement Rating (SIR) workshops with key district personnel and charter school leaders, to enhance and adjust Florida’s Alternative Schools evaluation system
  • Assisting struggling schools by providing guidance to governing board members and school leaders
  • Hosting regional outreach events to meet with school leaders and gather feedback

As the number of Florida charter schools increases (in alignment with the number of students attending them), the FCSA is well-poised to provide the vision, leadership, and direction required to maintain this robust growth.