What is a charter school?

Charter schools are built on the idea that parents have the primary right and responsibility to direct the education of their children. The state will ensure that this right of families is protected by providing quality educational options.

Key Features of Charter Schools in Ohio

  • Nontraditional public school
  • Independent of a school district, governed by an independent board
  • Student enrollment is also independent of a school district/where a student lives.
  • Tuition free
  • Alternately known in Ohio as "community schools"
  • Charter schools are public schools
    • Publicly funded
    • Services like speech and special education will be offered
    • State testing will be administered