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Charter Information

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are public schools. They operate under a “charter” contract between the charter school board and authorizer.

Charter schools commit to meeting performance goals outlined in their charter contract. These goals are usually academic, financial, and operational in nature. Charter schools have flexibility in how they achieve those goals.


Charter public schools are tuition-free and open to all students. They receive state funding based on a formula that considers the number of children enrolled in the school.



Charter School Documents