The Maryland Charter School Network (MCSN) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, statewide organization whose mission is to promote and serve the Maryland charter school movement.
- Administers a clearinghouse of charter school information and resources;
- Supports the development of these new public schools; and
- Functions as the public voice of the Maryland charter school community.
The only statewide organization serving the Maryland charter school community, MCSN provides information and assistance to all stakeholders of public education, including families, educators, policy makers, authorizers, community leaders, businesses, and the media.
MCSN nurtures potential charter school founders with resources and ideas, connecting them to other charter school educators across the state and around the country. As founders develop their charter schools, they will find essential technical assistance through MCSN. Since state-enabling legislation was signed in May, 2003, MCSN has been working with chartering authorities to facilitate implementation of the law.
We promote Maryland charter schools by serving as their public voice, through networking, education, advocacy, and public relations. All of our efforts are aimed at ensuring that charter schools are supported with the necessary resources to be successful. As charter schools succeed, they offer our best opportunity to reform the delivery of all public education in Maryland.
Maryland children deserve the best - we must provide our children with an excellent education. We need to raise expectations so that Maryland public education exceeds minimum standards as we educate our children. Charter schools provide the best means of providing an excellent education immediately.