A charter school is a type of public school organized under an agreement — a “charter” — that allows parents and guardians to choose the school they believe is best for their child without having to pay for a private school. While they are free from some regulations that apply to traditional public schools, public charter schools still must:

  • Meet state education standards
  • Employ licensed teachers (or teachers who are in the process of obtaining a license)
  • Have open enrollment policies
  • Not discriminate in any way