What We Do


The NJCSA is the membership organization of New Jersey’s charter schools. Our role is to be the advocacy voice for the schools, families, and community members who support charter schools as a public education choice. We also provide services and conduct research and analysis of educational data.


The Association offers membership to charter schools currently operating in New Jersey, as well as founding groups who are submitting an application to open a charter school in the future.


We consistently advocate for the specific interests that directly affect the entire New Jersey charter school community, and can provide training to ensure your school’s local community is communicating the facts that support the charter school message.


NJCSA identifies & applies for public and private grants that are specifically allocated for helping charter schools develop and/or implement educational programs, enhance their operations, or improve their staff professional development. Grant distributions are often restricted to our member schools. Recent grant opportunities include the ARTer Charters program, in which schools could apply for and receive money for implementing an arts education program in their school. For more information, contact us.


NJCSA provides a wide variety of services and resources for operators of high-quality charter schools. Most of these services are available only to our members.

  • Hourly Consulting Services
  • Board Governance Consulting
  • SchooLens Data Dashboard
  • Charter Renewal Services
  • New School Application Services


NJCSA offers high-quality events to the charter school community, such as trainings and worskhops, as well as the statewide annual conference for charter school teachers, administrators, founders and vendors.


SchooLens is a unique data dashboard, developed by the NJCSA, that provides schools, policymakers, and institutional partners with high quality data and analysis about all public schools in the State of New Jersey. This includes demographic data, school performance data, and (coming soon) information about school funding.