Charter School Defined

What it means to be a Charter School

Charter schools are public schools that provide a taxpayer funded and thus tuition-free education to every child, regardless of race, sex, or religion.

A report released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) in September 2021 shows a growing demand for charter schools nationwide. In the 42 states included in the analysis, charter school enrollment increased from the 2019-2020 school year to the 2020-2021 school year by 7%, while overall enrollment in public schools decreased by 3.3%. Examples of various states that allow for charter schools increased significantly:

• Alabama charter school enrollment up 65.1%, district school enrollment down 1.4%.

• Arkansas charters up 19.2%, district schools down 3%.

• Georgia – charters up 9%, district schools down 2.8%.

• Mississippi charters up 19.9%, district schools down 5.1%.

• Missouri charters up 3.9%, district schools down 0.1%.

• North Carolina charters up 8.5%, district schools down 1.9%.

• Ohio charters up 11.1%, district schools down 3.8%.

• Virginia charters up 4%, district schools down 3.5%.

NEOCA is a tuition-free public charter school that revives the American tradition of K-12 education by providing its students with a American classical curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, offering a firm grounding in civic virtue, and cultivating moral character.

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