Our Vision

Our vision is to strengthen and transform the charter school landscape to generate more high-quality options for children. We believe deeply in our mission to provide foundational leadership, governance, and operational skills and tools to ignite continuous systemic improvement in schools. Starting, leading, and overseeing a charter school is complex.

We believe leaders know their organizational contexts and needs the best. We come alongside and partner with you to support, grow, and develop operational and governing systems. Our technology platforms were designed to optimally support high-functioning systems implementation.

 

Learn By Doing

We also believe a peer community of practice is an important element in building quality educational options for  Minnesota kids.  From Peer Learning Communities to our monthly Board Chats, we invite you to join us to learn from local experts and your peers.

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Skills - Planting Seeds for Success

We provide the skills necessary for your charter school to flourish whether training on-site or via our webinar training platform. Watch for our monthly Board Chats to join your Minnesota peers for open Q&A about issues that matter to you.

Includes the Mandated State Training for Minnesota Charter Boards.

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Solutions - To Help You Grow

Our solutions-oriented board management software provides a one sign-in experience that manages all board functions. From board document management, calendaring, State Mandated training, and over 250 policy samples, process templates, and articles to help guide your board. And check out our Vendor Marketplace for access to local vendors serving Minnesota charters.

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Support - To Ensure Strong Development

The most effective modality to accelerate your leadership development is personalized, one-on-one coaching. Our assessments provide a comprehensive, in-depth study of your governing structure. Together we implement a roadmap for optimizing systems to improve organizational oversight, board performance and engagement.

A Word

From Our Founder

“Being part of the movement to ensure education equity is my passion project.  As former Board Chair of KIPP Minnesota and a school founder,  I understand this deeply challenging work but most importantly,  the impact it can make for children.  For this reason, I founded CharterSource to support and grow high-quality schools.  Whether guiding a new school design team or providing systems to operate more efficiently, our team supports initiatives so leaders can do what they do best – focus on teaching and learning.  We lead and partner with the unwavering belief that we can achieve equity for our Minnesota kids.”

– Beth Finch

Schools We Work With

  • Global Academy
  • Aurora Charter School
  • Cyber Village Academy
  • Friendship Academy of the Arts
  • Gateway STEM Academy
  • Glacial Academy
  • Hennepin Schools
  • Hiawatha Academies
  • LoveWorks Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
  • New Millennium Academy
  • Minnesota Wildflower Montessori Schools
  • Northeast College Prep
  • Prodeo Academy
  • Swan River Montessori Charter School
  • Vermilion Country School

Our News + Announcements

A Proposed Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution

This commentary was first published on July 13, 2020, in the Star Tribune. Understanding the significance of this proposal is important for Minnesota schools. Neel Kashkari is president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Alan Page is a retired Minnesota...

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The Impact on Special Education During the Pandemic

The 2020 school year is unprecedented, and special education is no exception. Going into the school year, it’s more important than ever for school boards to be well-informed and well-connected. School boards can prepare themselves for the unexpected by staying current...

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Open Meeting Law Q&A (During COVID 3.23.20)

In response to the many questions asked at the Board Chat on 3.23.20, we have developed the following to clarify questions. Please seek the following resource below, your school’s attorney or Jim Martin at 612-581-8450 jmartinlawfirm@gmail.com Minnesota Department of...

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Address: 
P.O. Box 25702, St. Paul, MN 55125

Email: charter411@chartersource.org

Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm