Talk Path Live-Member Discount

My name is Theresa Grant, and I am the Chief Program Development Officer for TalkPath™ Live, an online therapy delivery system. As a vendor for the North Carolina Association of Public Charter Schools (NCAPCS), it would be my honor to share with you and/or your colleagues how using our therapists to supplement your ancillary service teams makes complete sense, both financially and programmatically.  In fact, as a member school of NCAPCS, you will receive the benefit of a 5% discount on all our services.  We offer the following:


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Neuse Charter School Installs RhinoWare Door Lockdown System

Neuse Charter School Installs RhinoWare Door Lockdown System
Smithfield K-12 Charter School chooses leading safe room technology in
response to ongoing security threats at schools around the country.


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Perks for People-Back to School 2022


Perks for People ( ) is an easy and intuitive platform for NCAPCS members to take advantage of huge discounts on brand name consumer electronic products including: smartphone cases, chargers, screen protectors, Bluetooth headphones and speakers, and so much more!

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Integrated Student Support Plans: EDPlan 504 & EL

PCG partners with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to provide ECATS to all public and charter schools across North Carolina. In addition to IEP and MTSS software, they also provide solutions for 504 plans, health plans, and English Learner plans – all in one, comprehensive program that you already use.
By using their integrated, single sign-on platform for multiple services, you can ensure legal compliance while also saving case managers and teachers valuable time throughout the school day. Over 30 charter schools and networks in North Carolina already use PCG’s 504, health, and EL solutions.
Register today to learn more about PCG’s EDPlan 504 and EDPlan EL and the exclusive pricing offered in partnership with NCAPCS.

Click here to RSVP today for a webinar on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET, and save your spot to learn more about PCG’s EDPlan 504 and EDPlan EL modules in ECATS. Please feel free to forward to your case managers and staff who manage 504 and EL plans as well! A recording of the webinar will also be made available to all who sign up.


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TMSA-Visit from North Carolina Representative Julie von Heafen

Cary, NC - North Carolina Representative Julie von Heafen visited Triangle Math and Science Academy today to learn more about TMSA on National Charter School Week.

“It is a school I heard a lot about. I am really glad to be able to see it in person,” said Representative von Haefen. “You guys are lucky that you have such a great school.”

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ECATS Support for NCAPCS Members Only

Public Consulting Group (PCG) is the statewide vendor for ECATS (Special Education Case Management, Medicaid Documentation, and MTSS). PCG has additional planning and management tools to complement the ECATS platform for such things as Section 504, ELL, and more. Would this be something you'd be interested in? They charge a set-up fee of $1500 per module and approximately $10 per 504/ELL/AIG student. They are proposing a 5% discount through a partnership with NCAPCS for our members. See the chart below for an example. Please contact Rhonda if you are interested at [email protected].
   Pricing EDPlan 504 | Per Charter School


Year 1

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Legislative Update from EQV Strategic May 2022

Utilities Oversight

A new Durham charter school is getting a second chance to open after state lawmakers required municipalities to provide water and sewer service to these non-traditional public schools. The State Board of Education approved a request Thursday from North Oak Academy to delay its opening by another year to 2023 as it tries to resolve a lawsuit with the city of Durham over access to utilities.


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ASCD Professional Learning Services & "The Achievery"

ASCD and AT&T Partnership Benefits NCAPCS Members

 ASCD is offering a free virtual professional learning opportunity.  ASCD has been partnering with AT&T to sponsor professional learning within schools around the country. Check out the flyer (attached) and let our contact at ASCD, Josh Sousa, know if your school would be interested.   You would choose three dates. And, during each of these dates, staff will receive 90 minutes of Professional Learning on the topic that they choose.  Staff will also receive 90 minutes of virtual coaching after each workshop.  Just complete one of the 90 min sessions this school year and you can schedule the other dates next year.

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Making the Most of your NCAPCS Membership

Thank you so much for being a member of NCAPCS. As part of our ongoing commitment to providing you with the highest level of member value and engagement, we want to welcome you to the Members Only area of our website. This message—and more coming in the near future— will help you get acquainted with the many self-service benefits you can manage from our website.

Please visit your profile to ensure that we have your correct contact information on file. In this area, you'll also be able to update several other key areas of information that will help us serve you better. 

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Activating the Charter School Base

Dear Charter School Leader,

Now more than ever we all need to come together to support all charter schools. NCAPCS would like to communicate with your parents and teachers in addition to you as school leaders. We would like to share information about the charter school movement with all stakeholders in order to activate our base.

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NC Education's Future

The House Select Committee on An Education System for North Carolina's Future held a Public Hearing on Monday, March 7, 2022 at  South Asheboro Middle School. In addition to the superintendent's from Randolph County Schools and Asheboro City Schools, Dr. Sharon Castelli, Superintendent of Uwharrie Charter Academy, gave a presentation on the future of NC education. See her PPT here:

House Passes 2022 Omnibus Bill with Charter Schools Program Funding


Statement from Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, on the House passage of the fiscal year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

“We are grateful to our allies in Congress who believe in and advocate for charter schools, which are student-centered, tuition-free, and always public.

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This is a post from the Durham Progressive Democrats on Facebook on March 9, 2022. A post like this contributes to the idea that charter schools are private schools and not part of the public school system. How would you refute this claim? As charter school stakeholders, it is important that we are prepared with the facts when these types of conversations arise, As part of our Mythbusting Series, we will address common charter school myths like this one and provide the truth.

Myth 1: “Charter schools are not public schools. They are unaccountable, private schools that take money away from district schools.”

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Resource Financial Affinity Program

Dear Charter School Leader:

Welcome to the Resource Financial Affinity Program. We are thrilled to have been chosen by the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools to be your company’s preferred mortgage lender, offering you many benefits and savings on your home financing solutions. 

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Purple Star Award

Shout out to our NC Charter Schools:

Anderson Creek Academy

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KLR Partners-EWIF

KLR Partners is offering editing and coaching services to NCAPCS members for the Educational Workforce Innovation Fund Grant (EWIF). This grant will be released September 1, 2022 and will be due October 31, 2022. The grant seeks to identify successful innovative programs that will lead to more students graduating career and college ready, and it focuses on five core areas:
  1. Align public schools with business and industry and colleges/universities.
  2. Provide greater choice for parents/guardians among high quality education options.
  3.  Enhance teacher and principal effectiveness.
  4. Ensure all students possess job-ready skills.
  5. Leverage technology to drive both student and teacher learning.
If you are interested in pursuing this grant but don't have the time to complete it, consider partnering with KLR PartnersKaty Ridnouer, a certified grant writer and veteran educator, will work with you and your team to develop a complete, compliant, and compelling application. This would include upto five (5) hours of strategic planning, advising, editing, and revising. The cost is $875.
Contact Katy at [email protected] to discuss a potential partnership for this or other grant opportunities. She's helped schools win over $19M in grant awards, and she can help you too!
Katy Ridnouer, MEd, GPC
Author, Certified Grant Writer, Virtual Assistant Principal, and School Start-Up Specialist  
With the right partner, anything is possible. 

Catalyze Challenge

The Catalyze Challenge

We are excited to announce that the Catalyze Challenge is returning for a second round of grant funding. Mark your calendars! Applications for 2022-23 school year grants close on March 6.

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Educational Workforce Innovation Fund

Grants | NC DPI

Education and Workforce Innovation Commission (EWIC) Grants

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Rising Leader Initiative

Rising Leader Initiative


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Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton is a former minor league baseball player drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He became a nationally-renowned speaker with a message of resilience, forgiveness and unity following the loss of his mother in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church Tragedy in Charleston, SC. Chris now shares his message with over 60 organizations annually and his clients include: Boeing, The Houston Texans, Microsoft, Biogen, Volvo, The Washington Wizards and over 100,000 students and educators across the world. One of his children's books, Different – A Story About Loving Your Neighbor, was a best seller in its category and has been featured by numerous outlets, including The Obama Foundation.

Chris' overall mission when speaking is to inspire his audiences with his story of resilience and to unite millions of people with his belief that, "Love is Stronger Than Hate."

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