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Charter Schools

The Chartiers Valley School District supports families in making the best educational choices for their children. 

The District is responsible for monitoring performance for any charter schools located within the District.  It is our priority to ensure the best educational experiences for all students, while protecting their rights and the rights of families. 

Charter schools are public schools that are authorized by their local school districts, which, by law, must do all of the following: 
1. Improve student learning 
2. Increase learning opportunities for all students
3. Encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods
4. Create new professional opportunities for teachers
5. Provide parents and students with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system
6. Be accountable for meeting measurable academic standards

Charter schools must adhere to many of the same educational mandates as traditional public schools, including but not limited to:

  • Health and safety
  • Special education
  • Civil rights
  • Student accountability
  • Employee criminal history checks
  • Open meetings
  • Freedom of information requirements
  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • Certain provisions of the Pennsylvania School Code

Holding charter schools to these standards allow community members and families to make informed choices, based on the high-quality educational opportunities available for all students. 

Currently, there are no brick and mortar charter schools located within the Chartiers Valley School District. For information on cyber charter schools, visit the PA Department of Education website. 

Follow this link to review Pennsylvania Charter School Law