Charter School FAQ

A charter school is a public school, but it can operate independently from a district. This permits a charter school to have greater autonomy to serve scholars in a way that matches the vision established by the school’s families and staff. For this reason, the home-school partnership becomes even more meaningful as the school’s educational program is developed and refined. In exchange for operational freedom and flexibility, a charter school is held to a higher standard, and the scholars are expected to demonstrate strong academic growth as measured by California’s assessment system. Unlike a private school, a charter school is tuition free since it receives state funding based upon a formula for each scholar enrolled in the school.

To learn more about charter schools, visit the following website:

http://www.calcharters.org/understanding/what-are-charter-schools.html