Charter schools are public, tuition-free schools that are open to all students. One way public charter schools differ from traditional schools is that they have greater flexibility to nurture students’ interests and put their unique needs first.
In exchange for that freedom, the State of Texas holds public charter schools accountable to higher standards for academic, financial, and managerial performance. Public charter schools are governed by oversight boards made up of parents, teachers, and community members.
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