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Charter Schools are for Every Student

Charter schools are open to all students! They do not have special eligibility or entrance requirements. Charter schools are built on the belief that every student should have the chance to go to a great school that puts their needs first, regardless of zip code, income or ability level.

California’s charter schools are diverse and serve a population that mirrors traditional district schools.

California Student Enrollment 2017-2018

Student DemographicCharter Public School Percent of EnrollmentTraditional District School Percent of Enrollment
African American8%5%
English Learner16%21%
Free or Reduced Lunch58%60%
Students with Disabilities10%12%
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Educating Students with Unique Learning Needs

Charter schools are as unique as the kids they serve. Passionate teachers are given the flexibility to create lesson plans tailored to students’ individual needs. Together, charter schools and teachers, are transforming the way students with exceptional needs are served.

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