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Choosing a School in California - Why WASC, UC, and NCAA Matter (Updated)

There are a large number of charter schools available to choose from today and that number continues to grow. It can be a daunting task for students and their parents to sift through the numerous options when looking for a charter school in which to enroll. Identifying the differences between charter schools can be challenging and requires research into elements of the schools such as the curriculum offered, components of the educational program, and the overall school community, just to name a few.
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Traditional School

Can Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools Coexist in Harmony?

California charter school enrollment is on the rise. As demand rises, charter schools are popping up all over Southern California. Depending on who you ask, this is either a dream or a nightmare. 
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Charter Schools

What You Need to Know About Charter Schools

If you're like a lot of American parents, choosing the right school for your child can be more than a little overwhelming. When you were growing up you likely had only one public school option that every kid in your neighborhood went to. Fast forward to 2015, and the choices for your child are abundant, thanks to public charter schools that have emerged since the 1990s. Here are the essentials that you need to know about charter schools so you can make sure your child is enrolled in the learning environment that is best for him or her:
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Charter Schools

Choosing a School in California - Why WASC, UC, and NCAA Matter

There are a large number of charter schools available to choose from today and that number continues to grow. It can be a daunting task for students and their parents to sift through the numerous options when looking for a charter school in which to enroll. Identifying the differences between charter schools can be challenging and requires research into elements of the schools such as the curriculum offered, components of the educational program, and the overall school community, just to name a few.
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Project Based Learning

Why Choose a Charter School For Your Child?

 As the school choice movement grows in popularity across the country, parents are provided with increasingly more options when it comes to their children's education. Gone are the days when school choice meant deciding between the neighborhood public school and the often unaffordable local private school. Today, parents are considering a variety of schooling options, including charter schools, homeschooling, magnet schools, online schools, private schools, and traditional public schools. The school choice movement hasn't been without its critics, though, and the opponents of charter schools have been particularly vocal. These critics often accuse chart er schools of taking much-needed resources--- and students-- from traditional neighborhood schools. Yet, parents are still choosing to enroll their children in charter schools every day and the number of new charters across the country continues to grow. What is it about these publicly funded independent schools that attract parents and students alike? Below we will consider the benefits of charter schools:
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Charter Schools

Choosing the Right School Isn't Easy

Choosing the right educational path for our children is not easy. Traditionally, any child who is old enough to attend school is automatically set to attend a regular public school.
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quality schools

Growth of Charter Schools in California

The number of charter schools in California has exploded in recent years, with nearly 1,200 open for the 2014-15 school year. In fact, from 1999 to today the number of charter schools in California has increased by more than 650%. The chart below shows just how dramatic the growth of charter schools in California has been:  
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