What is a charter school?

A charter school is a tuition-free, public school funded by taxpayers. Though it is not a private school, it does operate like one in some ways. A charter school is usually a non-profit, self-managed organization lead by passionate administrators, a board of trustees and faculty and staff members.

Below is an infographic provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in order for our interested families to better understand charter schools.
(infographic provided by PDE)

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