Mission and Vision
of the Charter School Academy
Every parent hopes for the best education for their kids but has no idea where to begin their search for a good school. Choosing between a charter school and an independent school can become a roadblock in and of itself for any parent. While independent schools are private, non-profit schools governed by a board of trustees, charter schools are public, independently operating schools started by teachers, parents, community organizations and for-profit companies.
Charter schools are much more affordable since they do not charge tuition. The schools receive tax dollars, and the sponsoring group may also come up with private funding, so this caters for the tuition fee instead. Charter schools also cannot discriminate against students because of their gender, race or disability. This is especially more favorable for any parent who wishes that their children attend schools that are just as diverse as the communities in the real world. Due to the charter school’s popularity, getting admission can sometimes prove hard. The schools may also use a lottery system to fill any vacancies.
Charter schools are considered cutting edge because they usually challenge standard education practices and sometimes specialize in particular areas of study like technology or arts, or adopt a basic core-subject approach. Some of these schools also specifically target gifted or high-risk students. This should be good news to any parent with a gifted child and who wants their kids to work more on that gift. The classes in charter schools are usually smaller, and they offer more individual attention compared to conventional public schools.
Unlike in private schools, many teachers in charter schools hold a bachelor’s degree, are state certified or are working towards certification. Having certification simply means that the teacher has gone through the training required by the state that includes student teaching and course work. Teachers working in charter schools usually fall under more flexible certification requirements compared to teachers in other public schools.