THE CHARTER ADVANTAGE

 

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What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are independent public schools, designed and operated by educators, parents, Community leaders, educational entrepreneurs and others. They are sponsored by designated local or State educational organizations who monitor their quality and integrity, but allow them to operate freed from the traditional bureaucratic and regulatory red tape. Freed from such micromanagement, charter schools design and deliver programs tailored to educational excellence and community needs. Because they are schools of choice, they are held to the highest level of accountability – consumer demand.

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How Do Charter Schools Differ From Traditional District Public Schools?

Charter schools operate from 3 basic principles:

Charter schools are independent public schools, designed and operated by educators, parents, Community leaders, educational entrepreneurs and others. They are sponsored by designated local or State educational organizations who monitor their quality and integrity, but allow them to operate freed from the traditional bureaucratic and regulatory red tape. Freed from such micromanagement, charter schools design and deliver programs tailored to educational excellence and community needs. Because they are schools of choice, they are held to the highest level of accountability – consumer demand.

Accountability
Charter schools are held accountable for how well they educate children in a safe and responsible environment, not for compliance with district and state regulations. They are judged on how well they meet the student achievement goals established by their charter, and how well they manage the fiscal and operational responsibilities entrusted to them. Charter schools must and do operate lawfully and responsibly, with the highest regard for equity and excellence.

Choice
Students choose to attend, and teachers choose to teach at charter schools.

Autonomy
Charter schools are freed from the traditional bureaucracy and regulations that divert a school’s energy and resources toward compliance rather than excellence.

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Why Are Charter Schools So Popular?

Charters provide opportunity for better child-centered education. They provide the chance for communities to create the greatest range of educational choices for their children. Operators have the opportunity and the incentive to create schools that provide new and better services to students. And charters, bound only by the high standards they have set for themselves, inspire the rest of the system to work harder and be more responsive to the needs of the children.

Principal
The Principal is responsible for, among other things, academic and social achievement of all students within the Academy.

Faculty and Staff
All team members must meet stringent academic qualifications; have experience, and an obvious concern for the development and well-being of the students.

Parent Organization
Our major parent support group is known as the Parent Teacher Organization (P.T.O.) Revenues from any P.T.O. functions are contributed directly into school programs, projects, and equipment.

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