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The New Jersey Charter Schools Association is committed to advancing quality public education for New Jersey’s children through quality public charter schools. We offer four types of membership to New Jersey charter schools, based on their current stage of operation, and an Associate Member level for vendors & suppliers. Membership fees are institutional; prices shown are per school or, in the case of Associate Membership, per company.
We offer the following types of membership, based on your group's operating status:
FOUNDING GROUP: $150/group
This membership is for founding groups who are developing a New Jersey charter school. Dues are renewable every 12 months until your charter application is approved by the authorizer, at which time the Approved Applicant membership fee ($250) and benefits will apply and your term will renew.
APPROVED APPLICANT: $250/group
This membership is for founding groups whose charter school application has been approved by the NJ Department of Education. Planning Year Schools are also eligible for this type. These dues are renewable every 12 months until delivery of the charter from the NJ DOE, at which time the First-Year School membership fee, term and benefits will apply.
FIRST-YEAR SCHOOL: $5/student/year
OPERATING SCHOOL: $10/student/year
These membership types are for charter schools that have received their charter and are educating students. The year-long membership term is July 1 to June 30 and cannot be pro-rated. First-Year Schools receive 50% off the Operating School fee.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER: $500
This membership level is exclusively for companies that are vendors, suppliers or consultants and want to reach the charter school market. This membership terms runs from January to December, and is renewable each year. Associate Membership will not be prorated, so make plans to join (or renew) in late December each year in order to maximize your benefits.
Note to Potential Conference Exhibitors: Reserving and buying a booth space at the annual conference is a completely different and separate process from becoming a member, and membership is not required to be an exhibitor at the annual conference, and booth space is not guaranteed to members. If you do not want to be an exhibitor or a member, you may register for the conference as an attendee. Regardless, any company representative who plans to buy a member-discounted booth, work in the member booth, and/or attend the conference as a member must be entered into your company's member roster prior to registering for the conference.