Governing Boards

The Governing Boards serve as the charter petitioner and holder. The Governing Board is a not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively for educational purposes and is comprised of respected leaders that are committed to providing high quality educational options for the citizens in the communities served.

The Governing Board is responsible for developing and outlining the mission, vision, and values of the school and developing the appropriate policies to ensure those fundamentals are maintained. The Governing Boards have contracted with a professional education management organization, Charter Schools USA, to provide all necessary management and professional expertise. Charter Schools USA assists in developing, planning, and marketing the School, as well as finance, human resources, curricula and school operations. Charter Schools USA is responsible for developing and implementing the ongoing operational procedures in accordance with the mission, vision, and values outlined by the Board.

The Governing Board is responsible for the legal and financial obligations of the school(s) they serve. The Board establishes policy consistent with the school’s mission and ensures the school’s programs and operations adhere to the terms of the charter including compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. The Board will continue to uphold the mission and vision of the school through visible leadership and stewardship of the school, including the following:

  • Communicating the mission and vision of the school to the community
  • Recruiting and mentoring Trustees to ensure they have shared values
  • Holding Charter Schools USA accountable to achieving the mission and vision of the school
  • Participating in fund raising and other community events on behalf of the school
  • Leading by example in their personal and professional endeavors

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees/Directors is comprised of a diverse and talented group of community leaders, with a skillset including business management, finance, education, government relations, public relations, community work, religious leadership, economic and workforce development, advicoacy architecture, and youth services. The board members are passionately committed to improving public education for ALL students and are actively involved in philanthropic and/or the business community.

Collectively, the Foundation’s Trustees/Directors have a long track record of impacting education reform and community development in the communities they serve. Please click on one of the follow states for more information on the Governing Boards.




North Carolina

South Carolina