Our focus is on independent, self-managed charter schools that exemplify the original intent of the charter school movement. CPICS schools provide options in public education, explore new leadership structures and innovate and collaborate in the public interest. We aspire to be the democratic voice of our schools and to promote public school autonomy, transparency and accountability.
Strengthening our independent charter sector is a powerful way to increase excellent public schools and expand educational opportunities for all students. We do this by employing three main strategies:
We provide charter school leaders with resources and services they need to make the best decisions for their students, families, staff and stakeholders.
We work with policy makers at the state and federal levels to advocate for policies that support independent charter schools and work to the benefit of all public education.
We aim to increase collaborations between schools and school leaders nationwide. This exchange of ideas not only increases best practices but also creates more efficiency in the charter community.