Non-Traditional Charter Schools
Public Charter Schools are public schools of choice that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. The charter establishing each such school is a performance contract detailing the school’s mission, program, goals, students served, and methods of assessment.
There are two types of Public Charter Schools operating in Arkansas: Open-Enrollment Charter Schools and District Conversion Charter Schools. Both types of Public Charter Schools are responsible for the implementation of all special education services as written in the IEP, as well as the provision of procedural safeguards and FAPE. The provision of special education services at Open-Enrollment Charter Schools are monitored with the state’s special education monitoring team. The provisions of special education services at District Conversion Charter Schools are monitored by the District in which the school is located.
For more information on Public Charter Schools, please visit the ADE Charter School Webpage.