Charter schools are independent public schools operated by a non-profit organization. Because they are public schools, they are open to all children, do not charge tuition, and do not have special entrance requirements.
Being independent from the school district in which they are located, they hire their own teachers, design their own academic program, and control their own finances. They also have their own board of directors that make decisions for the school.
All charter schools must provide a curriculum that meets the Florida Standards. These schools must also hire certified teachers and participate in all state required standardized testing.
In Florida, charter schools are accountable to the school district in which they reside for student academic performance and fiscal management, but they are not managed by the district.
Parents interested in information about a charter school may contact the school or visit the school's web site. Brevard Charter School List
Starting a Charter School?
Nonprofit organizations interested in starting a charter school in their community must develop a charter school application and submit it to the district by February 1 of each year for approval by the School Board of Brevard County. Interested parties click here.
Operating a Charter School in Brevard County?
If you are a current operator of a charter school in our county, there are many resources available to you. Click here for more information.