Charter Day on the Hill


Thanks for celebrating National School Choice Week with us!

January 23, 2024

We had capitol tours for schools, visits with legislators, a visit from Lt. Gov. Henderson, student performances, mingling with other charter school students, and a pizza lunch!


Tuesday, January 21, 2025 


Photo Gallery HERE

See all the photos from Charter Day on the Hill during National School Choice Week 2020-now.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:30/10:15


    Capitol Tours

    Schools will meet with tour guides at times assigned about two weeks before the event. Groups work best with about 20-25 people/group.

  • 11am


    Table Set-up

    Schools may begin setting up their table. Tables are 6' long standard banquet tables. There will be no electricity available.

  • 11:50-12pm


    Gather on Capitol Steps

    Students will gather with t-shirts and scarves on the east stairs of the Capitol rotunda.

  • 12-12:30pm


    Charter Day on the Hill Program

    Here is where we celebrate! After a flag presentation and the Pledge of Allegiance, we hear from state leaders, school leaders, and show our support for school choice with a large group picture.

  • 12:30-2pm


    School Performances

    Our talented public charter school students will show off! We have performances from song to spoken word, dance to choreographed jump rope.

General Information

Before the Event:
  • Gather items for your display materials (ex. Projects students have done, curriculum, banners, etc.) that speaks to what makes your school unique. Power will not be available at the tables, so please no large televisions. A battery-powered laptop is fine.
  • We strongly encourage board members, directors, and students to attend as we find that legislators are most interested in talking to them and understanding their different perspectives.

  • Please have your students send personal email invitations for your local legislators to stop by and visit during the event (best time between 12-2pm). Please include in the subject line: Information from a school in your district (or something along those lines). You can locate your representatives and senators assigned to your school by visiting:

Day of the Event:

  • Set up begins at 10:50am. We have the Rotunda from 11am-2pm, including set-up and clean-up, so we have to move in quickly to get things set up at the table. Please grab legislative cards from UAPCS staff for your students to fill out, or find them at the tables in front of the House and Senate chambers if you arrive for a tour before the event begins. These cards will be delivered to the legislators and remind them that your students are in the building today. We can’t guarantee that every legislator will have time in their schedule to visit, but we will do everything we can to make sure they get the information.

  • The legislature is in session until 12pm so we will have to keep the noise down so as not to disturb them.

  • 12:00pm Sharp-We will begin hearing from our state leaders.
  • Parking is available in the upper northeast lot, on the streets north of the Capitol and in the parking lot south of the Capitol (across the street). Buses may park to the east of the Capitol in designated bus parking zones.
  • We will not be doing a formal press conference, however, there may be media at the event.
  • We will provide lunch for all attendees, including students, from the Pie Pizzeria. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available at the UAPCS table.
  • We want to make a great impression on the legislators regarding charter schools and their students; so please remind your students to act accordingly.
  • If you have signed up for an official school tour, we will be sending specific information to you individually sharing the schedule and other items you will need to be aware of prior to your tour. Be sure to be at the starting point at your appointed /reserved time. Tour times may not be changed.


We are pleased to have Charter Day on the Hill sponsored by:




To provide financial or in-kind sponsorship, please contact Debby Llewelyn at or Gina James at