Throughout the next year, the charter school movement will celebrate the contributions that charters have made to public education and communities over the last two decades.

In addition to the 20th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, there will be events across the state that allow us to collectively mark the movement's successes. Check back frequently for information on events near you!

Chico Celebration

The event reception will highlight key local accomplishments, reflect on challenges charter schools face, and celebrate 20 years of reinventing public education. Charter school teachers, parents, administrators, board members and supporters from Butte County are encouraged to attend.
Oct. 9, 2012
4 - 6 p.m.
Wine Time
26 Lost Dutchman Dr.
Chico, Calif.

San Jose Celebration

Join community leaders, parents, educators and elected officials for a Community Action Meeting on how we can come together to close the achievement gap. Parent and Community Leaders have stood up and spoken out. Local educators and elected officials have responded. San José is now home to some extraordinary charter schools that are making successful strides towards closing the achievement gap. Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Xavier De La Torre will attend, and San José Mayor Chuck Reed has been invited. This is a joint event with PACT - People Acting in Community Together.
Oct. 12, 2012
2 p.m.
Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Rd.
San Jose, Calif.
RSVP to Alicia Gallegos, (408) 375-2928

San Diego Celebration

Don't miss this rally day at Balboa Park to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Charter Schools and advocate for the passage of Proposition 30 and San Diego Unified School District's Proposition Z School Bond.
Oct. 13, 2012
9:30 a.m. to noon
President's Way Grass Area
Balboa Park
Members - access resources here

Oakland Celebration

Join parents, students and educators to celebrate Oakland's 40 charter schools and their commitment to diversity and high-quality educational choice. Join in the rally to keep up momentum for the next generation of students. Program features community leaders, outstanding students, and Jorge Lopez, Executive Director of the Oakland Charter Academy (formerly Jingle Town Charter School), Oakland's first charter school.
Oct. 13, 2012
9 a.m. -- Rally
10 a.m. - noon -- Charter School Expo
Preservation Park
1233 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, Calif.
Members - access resources here

Chico Children's Fair

Butte County Charter Schools will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the charter school movement at the Chico Children's Fair.
Oct. 13 - 14, 2012
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Silver Dollar Fairground
2357 Fair St.
Chico, Calif.

Previous Events

Charter Movement 20th Anniversary Kickoff

CCSA officially launched the 20th Anniversary of the charter school movement August 21at a news conference held at at San Carlos Charter Learning Center, the oldest operating charter school in the U.S.

Fresno Celebration

Fresno area charter schools and local leaders, parents and students celebrated the 20th anniversary of charter schools in California, and launched an awareness campaign for families on Sept. 19.