What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are public schools of choice. Charter schools are, by definition, flexible and have freedom to set their own rules on such issues as curriculum, teaching style, personnel, and discipline.

Funding for charter schools comes from the state, with a portion of the money per students by the Florida Legislature, by district. This is called the FTE, or full time equivalent. Charter schools offer students higher standards and a more hands- on environment for teaching and learning.

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