Documents covering the Guild’s processes and procedures

Helpful resources for Minnesota charter schools

Organizations working to improve education


A detailed guide to all of the Guild’s processes.

The template from which all Guild school contracts are built.

A statement outlining the MN Guild’s policy and position on school autonomy.

An attachment to the charter contract that lists the provisions for contracting with a Charter Management Organization or Education Management Organization.

A checklist of the steps required when opening a new charter school.

The MN Guild’s plan outlining the steps for closing a charter school.

Written instructions for making Google Classroom submissions:

Video instructions for making Google Classroom submissions:

MN Guild Submission List with Descriptions and Instructions:


The home page of MDE’s Charter Center, featuring guidance on a number of topics such as opening a charter school and complaint resolution.

The MN Association of Charter Schools advocates for fair and just education policies for students in charter schools, supports charter school innovation, quality and accountability, and facilitates cooperation in Minnesota’s charter school community to promote equitable opportunities and excellence in education for students.

Propel Nonprofits is an intermediary organization and federally certified community development financial institution (CDFI). Propel supports nonprofits through financial management, nonprofit lending, fiscal sponsorship, accounting/finance, capacity building, strategic consulting and board development.

Charter Schools Development Corporation (CSDC), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), supports quality public school choice for underserved students by developing and financing affordable charter school facilities nationally.

Community Partners

Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

The Hope Survey is a unique tool that enables schools and communities of any size and nature to assess the hopefulness of their environment, encouraging the growth of hope individually and collectively.