Florida Public Charter Schools to Celebrate National School Choice Week, Jan. 24 to Jan. 30, 2021

Member Schools of Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) Encouraged to Participate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 7, 2020) – Many of Florida’s public charter schools will be among the 25,000 schools expected to participate in this year’s National School Choice Week, slated for January 24 through January 30, 2021 and celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Founded in 2011, National School Choice Week promotes all forms of school choice, including public charter schools, private schools, district schools, magnet schools and home schools.  According to the organization’s website, “National School Choice Week recognizes all K-12 options.  It is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education.”

24,910 schools participated in the most recent celebration of National School Choice Week, which also touts participation by more than 50,000 school leaders, teachers, organizations, homeschooling groups and parents.  Interested potential participants can obtain more information and sign up at www.schoolchoiceweek.com/celebrate.

Many of Florida’s public charter schools have participated in National School Choice Week in recent years, according to FCPCS President Robert Haag. 

“The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools encourages our member schools to be part of the 2021 celebration,” said Haag.  “It’s a good opportunity to boost the visibility of public charter schools in Florida and to build understanding of the role of public charter schools in Florida education.”

For more information about National School Choice Week, please visit the website www.schoolchoiceweek.com.

About the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools   

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is the leading charter school membership association in the state, with a membership of nearly 75 percent of all operating charter schools.  Since its inception in 1999, FCPCS has been dedicated to creating a national model of high quality, accredited public charter schools that are student-centered and performance-driven.  FCPCS provides a wide array of technical support, mentoring, training, networking, and purchasing services to its membership, as well as serving as an advocate for all Florida public charter schools.