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The Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO) is a nonprofit governing body that organizes, regulates and promotes interscholastic charter school athletics. Member schools compete at a varsity level in Fall, Winter and Spring sports. Sports offered by MCSAO include Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball.History of the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO)
Students attending charter and other small non-district schools are often not afforded the opportunity to compete in exciting tournaments. "All charter schools, particularly middle and high schools, face the same challenge: how to provide a quality athletic program that satisfies the needs of the students without draining the school's budget", says MCSAO Executive Director, Jack O'Brien.
In the spring of 2002, a group of dedicated charter school athletic directors got together and came up with a solution. Spearheaded by Mr. O'Brien, the Massachusetts Charter School Basketball League (MCSBL) was founded. This governing body was the first step taken in the direction of organizing, regulating and promoting the charter school athletic movement. At that time, basketball was the most widely established sport offered by charter schools that could be formalized into a league. The MCSBL was a three year experience during which time other interscholastic sports programs were being developed by its member schools. In May of 2005, the MCSBL transitioned to what is now the MCSAO.
US News has named Best High Schools in Massachusetts. Congratulations to our MCSAO members, Salem Academy Charter School,
MATCH Charter Public School and Prospect Hill Academy Charter School for making the Top 25!