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What is a Charter School?

Charter Schools are self-managed public schools that are approved by local school districts. Cyber charter schools are approved by the PA Department of Education. Both are created and controlled by parents, teachers, community leaders, and colleges or universities. Charter schools operate free from many educational mandates, except for those concerning nondiscrimination, health and safety and accountability. Charter Schools offer alternatives in education using strategies that may save money and improve student performance. Learn More

Where are Charter Schools in Pennsylvania?

The documents below provide a list of operating Charter Schools and Cyber Charter Schools in Pennsylvania and performance report. The list is alphabetically by the school's name.
These documents are provided for interested members of the public, and also lists contact information and the grades offered.
Currently a comprehensive listing of operating charter schools is not available through any other commonwealth data source.

Charter School Enrollment and Performance
Creating a Charter School

Charter School Administration

2013 Cyber Charter School Applications

2013 Amendment Requests

2013 Notice of Charges in Support of Revocation of Charter

    Archived Cyber Charter School Documents

    Additional Information

     


    For additional information, please contact:

    Charter Schools Office |
    Pennsylvania Department of Education
    333 Market Street, 10th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
    Phone: 717.787.9744 | Fax: 717.787.7222
    charterschools@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us