Our Mission

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“To transform public education through accountability, innovation and access to quality education for all students”

Center by the Numbers

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Years of Experience

CMU was the first university in the nation to authorize a charter school and has remained a national leader in authorizing since 1994.

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Students

CMU-authorized charter public schools provide quality educational options to students throughout Michigan.

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Schools

CMU authorizes 62 schools providing a diverse portfolio of educational options to families.

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Board Members

The board members that serve CMU-authorized charter public schools are committed to public service and are dedicated to providing a quality education to students.

Why Partner with CMU?

The Center provides experience, expertise, commitment and knowledge that allows CMU-authorized schools to stay focused on what is most important, ensuring that all students have access to quality education options.

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Charter Application

Boards

Providing resources and professional development that assist board members in fulfilling their public service commitments.
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Administrators

Sharing useful information with school administrators on academic, fiscal and compliance matters affecting their school.
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New Schools

Seeking new partners that share our vision of providing quality educational options to students in Michigan.
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Authorizers

Driving collaboration by sharing the Center’s best practices including national conference presentations.
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