What is a Charter School?


A charter school is a public school with no tuition, or stipulation for entrance. They are allowed the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for improved student achievement. Any student that is of the right age and grade level can apply. Independent of the school district, charter schools are exempted from many of the statutes and regulations that apply to school districts. Charter Schools specific goals and operating procedures for charter school are detailed in their charter petitions. Typically chartered every five years.