Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Charter School?
A charter school is a public school that is independently run and funded by the government. It receives greater flexibility over operations in exchange for increased performance accountability. The school is established by a “charter,” which is a performance contract describing key elements of the school. The charter contract describes things like the school’s mission, instructional program, governance, personnel, finance, plans for student enrollment, and how all these are measured.To get more in depth understanding watch the video
The Alberta Association of Public Charter Schools (TAAPCS) is an association comprised of Alberta Education approved charter schools that choose to be members and support TAAPCS objectives. The Association is governed by a Board of Governors.
How can I find a charter school near me?
Check the Our Members page under Governance to find all charter schools in Alberta.Thereafter you can use Google Map to find its proximity within the area or city you are residing.
How are charter schools funded?
Charter schools are funded by the provincial government of Alberta . Funding is based upon the number of students that enroll in each school. The level of funding for public schools is determined by the provincial budget.
Who can attend a Charter School?
Charter schools cannot discriminate in their admission policies and as such are bound by the provincial regulations, as are all public schools. Most charter schools in Alberta have a waitlist program that they address on an individual basis.
Are all charter schools the same?
Charter schools are very diverse in their approaches to schooling. A charter is a mechanism that allows a public school to pursue a mission or approach to teaching and learning put forward by the people who applied for the charter. Charter schools are public schools that operate with more freedom than traditional schools have to determine their instruction/curriculum, length of days/school year, and autonomy from state and local rules regarding budget management and staffing.
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