Charter Schools

17 Jan

Before enrolling you child in a Charter school you need to understand what a charter school is.

According to the National Education Association (NEA)

“Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools that have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school’s charter.

NEA believes that charter schools and other nontraditional public school options have the potential to facilitate education reforms and develop new and creative teaching methods that can be replicated in traditional public schools for the benefit of all children. Whether charter schools will fulfill this potential depends on how charter schools are designed and implemented, including the oversight and assistance provided by charter authorizers.”

According to the National Education Association (NEA)

“Beginning with two charter schools in Minnesota in 1991, there were almost 3,000 charter schools by 2004, operating in 37 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and enrolling approximately 750,000 students.”

Search here for a Charter school near you.

Then make an appointment to tour the local school, get an admissions package to review, (if its a high school check its graduation rate), and take not of key important items:

  • Student / Teacher Ratio
  • Class sizes
  • Accredited teachers
  • Academic programs (AP courses, Honors classes, etc)
  • Look into the athletic programs to see what’s available to your child
  • Compare it to your local public school
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