who we are
The Coalition of Public Independent Charter Schools (CPICS) is a national advocacy group for autonomous, self-managed charter schools. We are united behind principles that exemplify the democratic and innovative roots of the charter school movement. Our schools provide creative options in public education, explore new leadership structures and collaborate in the public interest. CPICS promotes public school autonomy and transparency. We believe in the power of schools to transform the lives of young people AND in the responsibility of government to ensure that all children have adequate nutrition, shelter, health care, and educational opportunity.
All children will have access to public schools that provide innovative and high quality student learning experiences
Empowering and advocating for public independent charter schools
We aspire to be great community schools of choice for the families we serve.
We are united behind the original ideals of the charter school contract. We embrace our diverse communities, which include immigrants, people of color, children with disabilities, the homeless, English language learners, people of all faiths, and the LGBTQ community. We believe in the power of schools to transform the lives of young people AND in the responsibility of government to ensure that all children have adequate nutrition, shelter, health care, and educational opportunity. And we subscribe to these fundamental principles