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Charter Schools

The Charter Schools Office at Northern Michigan University is responsible for the oversight of NMU’s 10 public school academies or charter schools. A public school academy is a state-supported public school that may include any grade up to grade 12.


If you have questions about public school academies (charter schools), forming a public school or the various groups that are impacted by charter schools, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Application Process

For more information on the application process for prospective charter schools, please visit the applications webpage.

Applications are available to those interested in serving on a public school academy board. Learn more <a href="/charterschools/node/19">about PSA boards</a>.Northern has a rich history in the authorization of public school academies going back to 1995. Learn more about <a href= 2>Northern’s first charters</a>.

NMU Charter Schools

Charter Schools Office906-227-6600