As a CPICS member, you are part of a community of educators and supporters committed to the improvement of public education by promoting the democratic principles, autonomy, innovation and spirit of collaboration that are the bedrock of the movement for chartered schools.


Beginning this school year, we are proud to offer CPICS CERTIFICATION to member schools so that they may demonstrate to their stakeholders and authorizers that their governance and operations are in accordance with the highest standards of transparency, commitment to community, and to serving for the improvement of all public education.

CPICS certification demonstrates your school’s:

  • Commitment to transparency

  • Focus on public good 

  • Collaboration with other schools

  • Equitable enrollment practices

  • Serving of students with the highest need 

  • Commitment to innovative practices

  • Use of multiple measures for evaluation

  • Support for young teachers

  • Absolute independence of governing board

  • Robust process for community input to governance

  • Inclusive decision-making policies

  • Social & environmental consciousness & activism

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