Do charter schools charge a fee?
Charter schools are public schools and no fee is required.Back to Top
Do charter schools hand-pick students?
Students are chosen by a lottery system unless a sibling is already attending the school.Back to Top
Are teachers at charter schools qualified to teach?
Teachers in charter schools do not need to be certified; however, they must be highly qualified in the subject area that they teach. Teachers must meet the requirements of the Arizona Rubric for being Highly Qualified under No Child Left Behind.Back to Top
Are charter schools held accountable?
The curriculum at a charter school must be aligned to the Arizona State Standards. Charter schools participate in AIMS testing. Each charter school also completes annual report cards for the Department of Education and for its sponsoring board.Back to Top
Are charter schools a relatively new idea?
In Arizona, charter schools were created through legislation in 1994. Located in fourteen of the fifteen counties, one in every four Arizona public schools is a charter school.*Source: Arizona Charter Schools AssociationBack to Top