We still have another year of preschool. I am already struggling to find the right fit for our daughter for elementary school. A friend with four children gave me the best advice when I was first married. She said your job is to find what your child is good at and support them in that. That advice has stuck with me. It is amazing at age 4 how B's talents are already clear. She loves to be on stage. She is fortunate to have a dad who is a musician who still fits in a couple of gigs of year. So she is comfortable up on stage in front of 100's of people and even has a song she sings at his gigs. When we were invited to a tour of Eagle Arts Academy Charter School I was excited to learn more about the school and charter schools in general.
What is a Charter School
A charter school is an independently run public school granted greater flexibility in its operations. In return for greater accountability for performance. The "charter" establishing each school is a performance contract. This contract details the school's mission, program, students served, performance goals, and methods of assessment.
It is a complicated process. You can only apply on one day a year (August 1st). To get your charter you need to passed all 19 sections, including the budget, or your charter application would be denied.