Charter schools are public schools that may provide instruction in grades kindergarten through 12. Charter schools are usually created or organized by a group of parents, teachers and other educators, and community leaders or community-based organizations. An existing public school board usually authorizes charter schools. The specific goals and operating procedures for a charter school are detailed in the agreement (or "charter") between the board and the organizers.
Key objectives are to:
- Provide choices for parents and students within the public school system for innovative, high-quality learning opportunities.
- Stimulate competition in the educational market.
Charter Petition Review Portal
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Charter School Directory
4100 Normal Street, Annex 15
San Diego, CA 92103