WHAT IS A CHARTER SCHOOL?
Charter schools are independent public schools that provide another education option to parents and students. They were created to give educators and parents the freedom to innovate and develop successful teaching models to increase student achievement. Because a charter school is not managed by the local school district, it is free to design the environment it believes will best serve students’ needs.High-quality charter schools are making a difference. Across the country, charter schools are associated with higher proficiency rates in Math and English, as well as higher rates of high school diploma attainment.Charter schools don’t charge tuition and don’t require any entrance exams or interviews. All children who live within a charter school’s district, including children with special needs and English Language Learners, are eligible to attend a charter school on a space-available basis.(Source: NJ Public Charter Schools Association)