Charter schools are the wave of the future.
Enrollment in charter schools is by family choice. Charter schools may not charge tuition and they are not allowed to teach religion.
Why charter schools exist.
Parents are saying “yes” to this new way of teaching.
Over the past 18 years, enrollment in public charter schools has increased from 300,000 students to more than 3.2 million, and the demand continues to grow. According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the number of students on waitlists crossed the million-student threshold in 2014.
Charter schools offer
flexibility and focus.
a certain focus. Charter schools may focus on
the following areas:
- Dropout recovery
- College preparatory skills
- Talented and Gifted (TAG) children
- STEM curriculum
- Arts and music
- Special needs, such as Autism