Independent Charter School
Charter schools are often described as “dependent” and “independent.”
While the Charter Schools Act does not recognize the terms “dependent” and “independent” when referencing charter schools, these terms have become shorthand to describe the relationship of the charter to the district.
A dependent charter school is a charter schools that have been created by the district Board of Education and is an integral part of the district’s portfolio of schools.
An independent charter school is typically a charter that are formed by parents, teachers, community members or charter management organizations.
Source: CSBA Charter School