Visit a Charter School

This year, more than 2.6 million students will attend public charter schools across the country—and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools invites you to visit them!

Charter schools are public schools that have the autonomy to be more innovative while being held accountable for improving student achievement. When Congress first created the Charter Schools Program (CSP) in 1994, public charter schools were an emerging reform effort. States and the federal government gave seed money to test the notion that student outcomes could be improved if schools were given freedom to make school-level decisions in exchange for greater accountability. Today, research shows that CSP investments are paying off.

To receive a list of charter schools in your district or state and schedule a school visit, please contact Kim McCabe, Advocacy Manager, at

Suggested Questions for Members of Congress Visiting Charter Schools

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