Every year, National Charter Schools Week gives us the chance to raise awareness about our amazing schools. Whether it’s highlighting the academic successes of our students or the strong parental demand for more schools, we have a lot to celebrate and share.

This year’s National Charter Schools Week has come to an end, but we invite you to take a look at the highlights below. You can also continue to download resources at the bottom of the page and start preparing for next year!


24 million impressions on Twitter of #CharterSchoolsWeek. Nearly 9 million of those impressions came from our tweetup on Wednesday. Thanks for tweeting with us!

13 charter school visits by members of Congress

Representative Mark Meadows on his visit at Mountain Discovery Charter School in Bryson City, NC

Representative Paul Gosar during his visit at The Shelby School in Payson, AZ

From our leaders in Washington…

President Obama signed a proclamation declaring May 3-9, 2015 as National Charter Schools Week. Read it here.

The U.S. Senate showed its support for public charter schools by passing a resolution honoring National Charter Schools Week. Read it here.

downloads of our charter school wait list report. Haven’t read it yet? Find find it here.

entries in the first-ever Charter Schools Week student essay contest, representing 17 states. Be sure to read the winning entries for the high school, middle school, and elementary school categories.

8 Champions for Charters honored by the National Alliance for their work to advance the charter school movement. Meet them here.

Members of the National Alliance staff visited Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Charter Schools Week. Take a look at some of the photos below.

Thurgood Marshall Academy

Tools You Can Use

Please let us know what you are planning and how we can help. Email andrew@publiccharters.org.