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Mission / Vision


Our Mission

The mission of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools is to advance equity and educational access through the advocacy, support, and promotion of excellent charter schools in Louisiana.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a Louisiana where all children reach their full potential.

Our Values

We Work with Purpose. Every decision and action we take supports the mission and vision of LAPCS. 

We are Inclusive. We believe success comes with awareness, intentionality, and collaboration. We include and value all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. 

We Act with Integrity. We are always truthful, consistent, and values-aligned, ensuring we meet goals and produce outcomes in service to our mission.

Our Work

LAPCS is a membership organization that serves as a voice for charter schools in Louisiana, representing nearly 100 percent of charter schools in Louisiana that serve 87,500 students statewide.

Our work focuses on three areas:

  • Advocating on behalf of the charter school movement, informing decision-makers on sound charter school policies, and protecting charters from harmful policies;
  • Supporting charter schools through programs and services that help improve school operations and governance; and
  • Promoting the great work that charter schools are doing across the state and providing accurate information on charter schools to parents, communities, and the media.