start a school

Checklists, resources, events, news and FAQs to assist in the development and opening of a Maryland Public Charter School.

operate a school

Resources, workshops and growth strategies to assist in the replication and expansion of an established Maryland Public Charter School.


Your Donation Counts

With your help, the Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools can continue to provide advocacy, support, and services for charter schools across the State. Whether we offer resources for new school developers working to turn a concept into reality or assist schools that have operated for a decade or more, your donation helps safeguard charter schools' autonomy, equal access to state/local funding, and adherence to high academic standards so that all public school options are quality options.

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Charter School Program Grant opportunities

Charter School Program Grants are available for the Charter Starter Community and Existing Maryland Public Charter School Operators. The application will be similar to the application released last year. Click here for application materials, slides from the applicant information session & updates on the next competition.


workshops, webinars & Events

The Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools strives to meet the needs of all of the school launchers we work with and to impact the development of quality schools right from the start. MAPCS has created both a Charter Starter and Operator series of workshops & webinars to support your group as you develop, expand and replicate a Maryland Public Charter School.

charter starter EVENTS

Operator EVENTS