About Charter Schools
Charter schools are public schools of choice that have greater flexibility in implementing different teaching methods and philosophies. A charter school operates according to the terms of a charter, or contract, that has been approved by a local and state board of education.
Charter schools are opened and attended by choice. While charter schools provide an alternative to other public schools, they are part of the public education system and are not allowed to charge tuition.
If you would like more information about charter schools, please contact the California Department of Education.
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