Charter Schools

Charter schools are publicly funded and tuition free so they involve no financial barriers for students. Enrollment in charter schools is by choice, so if the overall program fits a particular student’s special needs, the student is free to enroll provided space is available and the student meets admissions criteria, if any. A large number of existing charter schools were created to serve at-risk students and do so without labeling students. Some charter schools may exclude students with disabilities if they lack the programs to serve them.