NMU Charter School Office Open Applications

Northern Michigan University Charter Schools Application Window
For Fall 2015 School Openings


Northern Michigan University has opened an application window for prospective new charter schools with fall 2015 targeted opening.  The application window will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014 and close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014. Click here for a PDF version of the application, or click here for a Word version of the application.

All Phase 1 applications must follow the template developed by the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers and available on their website MCCSA.us.

Applicants, at minimum, must clearly meet the following criteria for further consideration:

  • Mission and vision of the academy as it relates to the mission of Northern Michigan University
  • Grade levels and capacity
  • Alignment with NMU’s goals and interests as it relates to chartering
  • Assessment of community need
  • Education program and proposed curriculum
  • Area demographics
  • Assessments to be administered (NMU requires NWEA MAP testing 3 times per year)
  • Student testing and evaluation of students
  • Perspective management company involvement
  • Governance and leadership team
  • Available site and facility
  • Financial support and sustainability

All applications must be emailed and mailed to:


            Mr. William Pistulka      
            Northern Michigan University
            Charter Schools Officer
            1401 Presque Isle Avenue
            Marquette, MI 49855