What is a Charter School?

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools that operate with an agreement (or charter) with a state, school district, or governmental entity to provide an enhanced education that is often unavailable within the conventional public schooling setting. These schools are open to all students, do not charge tuition, have no religious affiliation, and must abide by the same state and federal testing, financial, anti-discrimination, health, and safety regulations as all public schools. They typically have higher levels of parent, student, and community involvement and often realize higher student achievement.

The state of Texas has outlined five main purposes for its charter school system. Charter schools are intended to:

      1. improve student learning,
      2. increase the choice of learning opportunities within the public school system,
      3. create professional opportunities that will attract new teachers to the public school system,
      4. establish a new form of accountability for public schools;
      5. and encourage different and innovative learning methods.

Our campus is small by design, which gives it a private school atmosphere where parents, faculty, and staff can work together for the benefit of each child. Though it may seem like a small private school, it is an established, tuition-free public school of choice.

Founders Classical Academy of Mesquite is a Responsive Education Solutions charter school. More about the Founders Classical Academies here.