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Become a Member

LAPCS is a membership organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and advocating for charter schools in Louisiana. By joining LAPCS, the voices of your charter school, your students, and your families will be heard by local and state policymakers.

An annual membership to LAPCS is based on student enrollment. We also offer memberships to those in the school development phase of starting a new charter school.

School membership benefits include:

  • Frequent updates during the legislative session, including the call-to-actions on bills affecting charter schools

  • Exclusive updates on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) meetings and activities

  • Free and discounted professional development sessions through our Top Shelf and Bottom Line programs, which provide information and training on charter school governance, operations, finance, and other hot topics

  • News and other updates from the charter community, both in Louisiana and nationwide

  • Access to the Louisiana charter school job board, where you can post job opportunities

  • Group purchasing and access to trusted vendor partners through our Vendor Program

  • Individualized LAPCS staff support on issues ranging from crisis management, board recruitment & development, charter school operations, and management, and policy development.

To learn more about becoming a LAPCS member, or renewing a current membership, contact Melissa Carollo at

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