Interested in opening a charter school in Mississippi? Mississippi First no longer assists with applicant support, but the Mississippi Educator Accelerator does! Learn more about opening a charter by visiting the Mississippi Education Accelerator website.

The Mississippi Charter Schools Act of 2013 allows for the creation of both new and conversion charter schools. The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board was officially established in Fall 2013. MCSAB has approved 7 charter schools in Mississippi.

Charter SchoolĀ  Location Founding Year
Midtown Public Charter School Jackson, MS 2015
Reimagine Public Charter School Jackson, MS 2015
Smilow Prep Jackson, MS 2016
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School Clarksdale, MS 2018
Smilow Collegiate Jackson, MS 2018
Ambition Prep Jackson, MS 2019
Leflore Legacy Academy Greenwood, MS 2020