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 classical curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, offering a firm grounding in civic virtue, and cultivating moral character.