The Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers (The Council) serves as a collaborative non-profit, non-partisan professional organization that allows for sharing of issues, ideas, resources and best practices among all authorizers working in the state. Council members have been working together to keep Michigan's charter school strategy in motion since 1994.

Charter public schools across Michigan are working to provide high-quality educational opportunities for tens of thousands of schoolchildren. As they undertake this important work, they are accountable to students, families, and communities and a critical group of oversight agencies known as authorizers. Authorizers are responsible for issuing charter contracts to school boards, and then holding them accountable for their performance according to the terms of those contracts.

Charter Application Windows open

The following authorizers are taking applications now. For more information, please click on the links below and be sure to consult our Authorizer Resources page for the Charter Application. You may also wish to visit each Authorizer's webpage for more information.  Links are available from our Member page under "About".

Grand Valley State University will accept applications year round.

Saginaw Valley State University will accept applications year round.

Central Michigan University will accept applications year round.

Ferris State University has instituted a rolling application cycle;