Choosing a school is really a life-altering decision for families. It’s an investment in time today and much more for the future. By having the charter school option, parents in our state have been empowered to select the environment that works best for each child—because no single school, no matter how good or convenient, can meet the distinct needs of each and every young student in Pennsylvania
A charter school is an independently operated public school that has the freedom to design classrooms that meet their students’ needs. Charter schools are often designed to offer specialized programs, target specialized or underserved populations, or simply to offer a choice to communities. A charter school may offer a specialized curriculum, such as arts, science, or career education; focus on at-risk students, students with disabilities or drop-out prevention; or take an innovative approach to teaching or program design.