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Mission, vision, values, strategic priorities

Mission: To authorize, monitor and develop unique public charter schools that provide a dynamic, superlative education for every student.

Vision: Innovative public charter schools will provide Maine students with an equitable opportunity for an excellent education where students are valued, supported and challenged.


1. Excellence: Pursue high-quality schools with excellent student outcomes.

2. Equity: Promote diversity, equity and inclusion as strengths that contribute to innovative and successful schools.

3. Students First: Ground our actions in promoting great opportunities for students and families.

4. Collaboration: Work with schools and community stakeholders to shape excellent schools grounded in trust.

5. Accountability: Hold ourselves and schools to rigorous standards using a high bar for quality and transparency.

6. Innovation: Encourage dynamic, new and different educational models that expand opportunities for students.



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