A Charter School is an Independently Run Free Tuition Public School offering Primary and Secondary Education. Built and managed by a Private Group that receives State Government Funding, they are granted Greater Flexibility in its operations in return for Greater Accountability of Performance.
Charter Schools are very popular – among the Fastest Growing School choice options in Florida. They operate under a performance contract, or a “Charter”, which makes them liable for Academic and Financial results. They have established a strong guiding principle: High Standards of Student Achievement.
Florida Charter Schools have grown to over 640 schools from 1996 to 2014 with Student Enrollment topping 251,000. Many schools have now long waiting lists of applications with student placement being determined by lottery (drawing) process.
Many of the Charter Schools Programs have been very successful and their demand is projected to increase considerably in the near future.