The goal of charter schools is to provide additional educational options with quality outcomes for students and parents. Charter schools are public schools open to all students. They operate on public funds without tuition. They also vary widely across the United States.
The 2010-2011 Charter School Annual Report is a resource to inform Utah’s Legislature, the Utah State Board of Education, and parents concerning individual school missions, evidence-based outcomes, along with student innovations and achievements.
The Utah Charter Schools Frequently Asked Questions describes some of the unique qualities of charter schools in Utah. For comprehensive information on charter schools nationally, including technical assistance and research, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools website is a good place to begin. Click here for a simple comparison of Public, Private and Charter Schools.