Georgia Charter Schools Association Membership

Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA)

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is an international law firm with more than 575 attorneys and public policy advisors in 13 offices and 11 markets. The firm is uniquely positioned at the intersection of law, business and government. MLA’s Georgia Public Finance team is a leading innovator in developing and implementing facility financing solutions for charter schools in Georgia. We are proud to have participated in the first charter school bond financings successfully completed in the State of Georgia. MLA’s Government Affairs team provides legislative and regulatory counsel on behalf of clients who have issues with local, state and federal governments. We have broad experience in drafting legislation and developing and implementing legislative strategies that benefit charter schools in Georgia.  

Prestige Preparatory Schools

Prestige Preparatory Schools assists charter school founding boards during their planning and initial years of operation with back office accounting, personnel, facilities financing and various other critical areas of support.  Prestige brings a broad base of expertise, funding and resources to startup groups. Prestige believes in the power of schools networking with one another and strongly encourages new charter schools to experience the benefits of membership in the GA Charter Schools Association.


Staples Office Supplies

Staples Advantage is focused on providing Georgia Charter Schools,  programs for office products, furniture, promotional products, print, technology, and facility/safety solutions.  By utilizing one preferred supplier your school has the ability to consolidate multiple commodities under one order and leverage the buying power of all Charter School members .  The success of our customized programs are built on customer relationships managed through your dedicated Staples Strategic Account Leaders.  We are committed to continually providing program improvements and cost savings.  As an extension of our online services, Georgia Charter School faculty and staff also have access to 1500+ retail stores in the U. S. for last minute purchases, copy center needs, and business services, all available at your pre-negotiated  contract pricing.  If you are interested in saving or to learn more about the Staples supply program contact Janet Cook your Strategic Account Leader at 770-454-0663 or email:



Silver Sponsors


McGuireWoods Consulting

McGuireWoods LLP and McGuireWoods Consulting LLC represent over 100 private and public K-12 schools, school boards, private and public colleges, universities and related foundations. We provide the full array of legal and consulting services to charter school administrators, governing boards and education service providers as they navigate the complexities of opening and operating a start-up charter school in Georgia.


The American Federation for Children

The American Federation for Children (AFC) seeks the fundamental transformation of public education through parental choice. We believe public education must be defined as providing families, particularly low-income families, with the public funding they need to choose the education they determine is best for their children.


Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP

Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP has all of the knowledge and skills you expect from an accounting firm.  However, these days, you need more than just number crunchers.  You need professionals who are aggressively looking for ways to help your school thrive.  Is your school as successful as it can be?  To find out, call 404-898-8239 or visit

Dougherty & Co  

Dougherty & Company LLC

Dougherty & Company LLC is a diversified investment banking firm with over 30 years of underwriting and financial advisory experience.  A pioneer in financing charter schools, we are able to provide cost-effective financing options designed to meet the unique educational needs of our clients.  Contact Dick Ward for more information, 612.376.4159,


Hertz Furniture

Hertz Furniture is a fourth-generation, family-owned business specializing in charter school furniture solutions. We offer everything GCSA member charter schools need, for classroom, cafeteria, office, music room, library, locker room, science lab, auditorium, stage, storage needs and more, from 150+ vendors, with a complimentary 25-year warranty. With our exclusive charter school contract, you receive:
   * Large discounts based on order volume
   * Free layout, design and planning services on all projects
   * Flexible pricing terms for qualified charters
To place an order, or for more information, please contact David Mocton, VP Client Relationships at (800) 526-4677 ext. 1118 or Make sure to mention that you are a GCSA member.


Association of American Educators

The Association of American Educators is a non-union professional educators organization with members in every state. AAE membership provides charter school educators with essential services such as legal and liability insurance, scholarships and grants, professional resources, and a voice on education issues at a great rate of $15 per month.



S&S is a leader in educational arts and crafts supplies, craft kits, therapy and rehabilitation products, plus sports, PE and recreational equipment. They’ve created a purchasing portal expressly for GCSA members. Contact Andrew Kimball, National Accounts Sale Manager,  800.642.7354 x 2452.  Visit here and start saving!



StudentsFirst is a grassroots movement of parents, teachers and citizens working to improve our education system by pursing common sense policies that put the needs of students first. Founded by former Washington D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee in 2010, StudentsFirst seeks the passage of student-centered policies in Georgia that elevate the teaching profession, empower parents and ensure tax-dollars are being spent wisely.

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Mobile Modular

Mobile Modular rents and sells modular classrooms and relocatable buildings. Our products make excellent solutions for both temporary and permanent space needs. Whether growing enrollment, modernization or budgets are driving your temporary building needs, Mobile Modular can help your school adjust to the demands of your student population. Your Project – Our Commitment.


Bronze Sponsors



ValuTeachers Inc.,  founded by retired Georgia educator Paula Smith, mission statement is “Helping School System Employees to Retire with Financial Dignity.” Our mission is accomplished by providing retirement education and savings solutions within the K through 12 marketplace.


Self Help

Self-Help believes in creating ownership and economic opportunity through supporting high-performing charter schools in low-wealth communities.  We provide facilities loans to charter schools and have loaned over $126 million to 48 charter schools in 13 states.  We offer a range of loan products to meet the needs of our borrowers, and have the financial capacity to handle multi-million dollar loan requests, as well as the ability to tap into a variety of credit enhancement programs.



WriteSteps is an evidence-based, K-5 writing and grammar program with complete lesson plans that prepare students for assessments and a lifetime of confident writing! WriteSteps also offers customized professional development to enhance implementation and is available in print and online via eWriteSteps.


Quatro Solutions Consulting Group

Quatro Solutions provides affordable tablet PC’s for education, and includes the training and support services needed to properly implement digital technology.  Quatro Solutions designed a system to help schools properly introduce and manage devices within the classroom environment, while helping improve average student achievement by as much as 240% over expected results.

CPO Science   CPO Science

CPO Science provides ­­­high-quality inquiry-based teaching and learning systems for science in grades 6-12.  CPO Science offers a wide range of materials and services including innovative science textbook programs that integrate with high-quality lab equipment and nationally recognized professional development programs.

Delta Ed Logo   Delta Education

Delta Education specializes in research-validated instructional materials in elementary and middle school science.  Our ­­­authentic learning programs are supported by 30+ years of scientific research and learning theory.  Students gain the greatest understanding in science when it is taught through an integrated, inquiry-based approach in an active, learner-centered environment.

Frey Scientific logo_May08   Frey Scientific

Frey Scientific offers a complete line of lab equipment, suppliers, and technology products for K-12 science classrooms and labs, including Inquiry Investigation and software from Neo/SCI.



MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Rowland Reading Foundation

Rowland Reading Foundation publishes the Superkids Reading Program, a core reading program designed just for kindergarten through second grade that teaches all aspects of reading seamlessly integrated with the language arts. Happily Ever After is the Foundation’s motivating, literature-based reading readiness program.

 Woodruff Arts For Learning  

 Arts for Learning, Woodruff Arts Center

Arts for Learning, Woodruff Arts Center (A4L) is Georgia’s leading provider of arts-in-education programming. Part of the prestigious 30-chapter national Young Audiences organization and a division of the Woodruff Arts Center, A4L brings the power of live arts experiences to Georgia students from pre-school through high school. This year, Arts for Learning celebrated 30 years of service and has grown into a force in arts education, with dozens of professional roster artists and ensembles that deliver programs in schools and community centers. We fulfill our mission – to transform the lives and learning of young people through the arts – by providing a dazzling and culturally diverse array of curriculum-based performances, workshops and residencies in music, dance, theatre, literary arts and visual arts.


Curriculum Associates

Curriculum Associates is a rapidly growing education company committed to making classrooms better places for teachers and students. We believe that all children have the chance to succeed, and our research-based, award-winning products, including i-Ready®, Ready®, BRIGANCE® and other programs provide teachers and administrators with flexible resources that deliver meaningful assessments and data-driven, differentiated instruction for children.


Handwriting Without Tears

The Handwriting Without Tears® K-5 curriculum is a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting easy to teach and easy to learn. This research based curriculum features our developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles, ensuring all children succeed.



ATD-AMERICAN has been selling furniture to educational facilities for 80 years. Our experienced team will provide free space-planning, budget planning and financing options to help you realize your vision for your school. ATD actively participates in charter school associations across the country.
The “Source of Experience” for Charter Schools.


Accelerate Learning

Developed by Accelerate Learning and Rice University, STEMscopes is a digital science solution for PreK-12 grade students offering three core curriculum programs: State Edition, NGSS, and Early Explorer. Each curriculum is supported by STEMcoach, a free STEM community that allows teachers to share best practices and lessons while learning from experts in the field.


The Principals Center

The Principals Center is a collaborative effort between Georgia State University, local school districts, and other agencies to provide cutting edge professional development for school leaders.
Our Mission…
To provide practicing and aspiring school leaders with learning and networking opportunities designed to develop their capacity to create schools that work for all children.


Innovative Modular Solutions

Since 1999, Innovative Modular Solutions (IMS) has been developing modular building solutions, from single classrooms and purpose-built rooms to entire multi-story wings or turnkey buildings.  As a leading provider of temporary and permanent modular buildings, IMS can provide timely, economical results while maintaining high-quality products and a high-level of customer service.


Charter School Uniforms

Charter School Uniforms offers quality school attire for students of all ages.  We are backed by 80 years of industry experience, as a subsidiary of Parker School Uniforms, a respected name in the school uniform industry since 1931.  Our local store and web site offer shopping convenience for our families.

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Joe Costa & Associates

Joe Costa & Associates is an independent brokerage serving employers through Employee Benefits, Payroll Services and Retirement Plans.  Joey Costa is a senior agent, and his independent status allows him to search the market for the best coverage for each employer.  Joey is certified to work both inside and outside of the Federal Marketplace.


Uniform Source

Uniform Source is a local, family-owned uniform store in Kennesaw, Georgia. We have been specializing in fulfilling school uniform needs for the past 15 years. We stock only the highest quality uniform products in the industry ans our vendors stand behind these products with a manufacturer defect guarantee. All embroidery is completed in house, to ensure faster embroidery times for our customers.


SLA Management

SLA Management has operated in the southeastern United States for over a decade, serving nearly 75 private and charter schools and almost 100,000 meals every week. Visit with us to learn who we serve near your school and explore the many ways in which SLA can assist you in improving your existing lunch program, or starting one for the first time.

  • We Charge No Management Fees
  • Retain Existing Cafeteria Staff
  • Eliminate Administrative Responsibility
  • Relieve Budgetary Constraints
  • Generate Revenue For Your School

 Insurance People  
Insurance People
Since 1998, Insurance People has helped over 80 charter schools in the Carolinas and Georgia with the specialized property and casualty insurance needed to protect school assets, board members, staff and volunteers.  Ask Steve Griffin or John Ramsey about how our insurance programs can benefit your school. Our Toll free number is 800-825-0442

ChefAdvantage is Atlanta’s leader in serving delicious and nutritious meals that kids love to eat. Our story began in 1991 with a chef’s vision to Make Lunch Easy for schools and families; today ChefAdvantage provides dynamic on-site and delivered lunch programs.
·         Locally Owned and Operated
·         Meals Planned by Nutritionists;    Prepared by Chefs

  • Peanut and Tree Nut-Free Menus
  • Helpful Food Allergen Tracking


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