What is a charter school?
A charter school is a tuition-free public school that provides choice in education.
Recognizing a need for enhanced learning options, Alberta Education legally established charter schools in 1994, making Alberta the first Canadian province to move forward on this exciting path. There are now 13 charter schools operating in Alberta, each designed to implement unique innovations in the organization and delivery of education, which result in improvements in student learning.
are tuition-free public schools
are operated by non-profit organizations
employ Alberta certified teachers
are accessible to all students
have no religious affiliation
offer curriculum approved by Alberta
Charter schools offer:
innovative and enhanced methods of instruction
opportunities for meaningful parental involvement
a safe, caring and responsive environment
active and effective leadership
certificated and dedicated staff
dedication to excellence
Charter schools are publicly accountable for: