About Charter Schools

  Quality Charter Authorizing

St. Johns County School District takes pride in being a high quality charter school authorizer. Our expectations of excellence in education for all of our students naturally includes those who choose to attend our district’s charter schools. With that commitment comes a responsibility to implement a comprehensive charter application process that includes as a base, the state model application as well as additional expectations to support the rigorous and thorough criteria. We follow a fair, transparent process using rigorous criteria that leads to granting applications to those who demonstrate strong capacity to establish and operate a quality charter school that is designed to meet the guiding principles and purpose of charter schools.

Charter School Principles:
1.  Meet high standards of student achievement while providing parent choice
2.  Promote enhanced academic success and financial efficiency
3.  Provide parents with information regarding reading level and learning gains

Charter Schools Shall:
1.  Improve student learning and academic achievement
2.  Increase learning opportunities for all students, with emphasis on low-performing students and reading
3.  Encourage the use of innovative learning methods
4.  Require the measurement of student learning outcomes

Purpose of a Charter School: While charter schools may be established for varying purposes; Florida statue 1002.33 states that all charter schools shall:

1. Improve student learning and academic achievement
2. Increase learning opportunities for all students, with special emphasis on low- performing students and reading
3. Encourage the use of innovative learning methods
4.    Require the measurement of learning outcomes

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Charter Schools In St. Johns County