MCPSA was formed in 2005 by a dedicated group of volunteers and member schools. In 2006, the Association began to expand the portfolio of services offered to the charter school community and hired its first Executive Director.

Our mission is to improve student achievement by increasing access to high quality charter public education options throughout Missouri.

We envision all of Missouri’s charter public schools working together to maximize their collective strength to best serve students and families. In order to make this happen, MCPSA continuously develops and implements strategic services, resources, and partnerships intended to assist charter schools in providing the best possible public school opportunity to students and families.

MCPSA is the only organization dedicated specifically to the needs of the charter school sector and has established relationships with the schools and earned a reputation as being the “go-to” organization of the sector.