All charter schools are tuition-free public schools—open to all students, regardless of their zip code. The charter school model empowers teachers to provide innovative, high-quality instruction and gives them the autonomy to design a classroom that fits their students' needs. Charter schools are led by dynamic principals who have the flexibility to create a school culture that fosters student performance and parent satisfaction. Charter schools are held accountable to the performance standards they agree to in their charter and by their communities.
What is a charter school?
Charter schools are innovative public schools created to close the opportunity gap and deliver an excellent education to every student.
Stories & Impact
Crossroads Academy of Kansas City strives to be the premier urban school serving Kansas City’s youth and a destination for other educators seeking inspiration and best practices. Based on three pillars—high expectations, 21st Century learning, and community engagement—CAKC aims to graduate students who pursue their dreams relentlessly and have a positive impact on their family, their community, and the world.
Meet a Charter School Trailblazer
Margaret Fortune is President/CEO of Fortune School. In 2010, under Fortune’s leadership, the organization launched a network of K-12 public charter schools in Sacramento and San Bernardino counties with the mission to close the African American achievement gap. The network currently includes seven public charter schools with a combined enrollment of more than 1,500 students. Fortune also operates the Rex & Margaret Fortune School of Education, a graduate school that credentials teachers and school administrators for over 50 public school systems with the goal of addressing the state’s teacher shortage by producing quality, diverse teachers in high-need subject areas.