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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: $300/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 (NJDOE), at which time the Approved Applicant membership fee and benefits will apply and your term will renew.
APPROVED APPLICANT: $500/group
This membership is for groups whose charter school application has been approved at any stage by the authorizer (NJDOE). 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.
OPERATING SCHOOL: $12/student/year
FIRST-YEAR SCHOOL: $6/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. Dues must be paid in full by October 31 of each year.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER: $600
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 Vendors: 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. Any company representative who plans to either buy a member-discounted booth or work in the member booth must be entered into your company's member roster prior to buying a booth or ad space.