The Advantages of Charter Schools

Public charter schools, which are taxpayer funded, are growing in popularity; and many education experts are arguing that they could represent the future of education. But what is it, exactly, that gives charter schools an edge over traditional district schools? Here is a look at the key benefits of attending a charter school.

Public school in an individualized school setting

First, there is the unique model of a charter school to consider. Charter schools offer the kind of access that public schools can, but in a smaller school setting. This is especially advantageous for students who would thrive in a customized school setting but who want some of the advantages of attending public school. Charter schools typically have fewer students enrolled, and this allows for more one-on-one interaction between students and teachers.

More choices

Of course, charter schools also give parents more say in how their children are educated. If the local public school is too small, does not offer enough academic focus, or in any other way does not present the best learning environment for your child, you can find just the academic environment you are looking for in a charter school. Plus, since charter schools often have smaller populations, there is more opportunity for parents to become involved in their children’s education and for their students to participate in a greater  number of opportunities.

Online accessibility

Some charter schools, such as Mountain Heights Academy, operate online. That’s something that traditional public schools will never be able to implement 100 percent. Online education gives students the opportunity to complete their coursework online, all in a flexible environment that best suits them. Students can complete coursework around their extracurricular activities, and they can interact with other students face-to-face at school-organized activities and events, just as they would at a traditional public school. In a world that is becoming more and more digital, online education only makes sense, as it prepares students to learn and thrive in an increasingly digital arena.