A charter school is an independently run, tuition-free, public school granted greater flexibility in its operations (budget and resource allocation, hiring and developing staff, and designing their educational program) in return for greater accountability for student results. The “charter” establishing each school is a performance contract detailing the school’s mission, program, measurable educational goals, and methods of assessment.
Charter schools create choices for families who seek the most appropriate public school environment for their children. They operate with freedom from some of the regulations that are imposed upon district schools. Charter schools are accountable for upholding the promises made in their charters.
Étoile Academy Charter School will provide services for all students including students with special needs and limited English proficiency.