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


Years of Experience

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



CMU partner schools provide quality educational options to students throughout Michigan.



CMU partners with 57 schools providing a diverse portfolio of educational options to families.


Board Members

The board members that serve CMU partner 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 partner 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


Providing resources and professional development that assist board members in fulfilling their public service commitments.
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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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Driving collaboration by sharing the Center’s best practices including national conference presentations.
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