Charter School 101

At Stargate Charter School, we’ve spent more than 20 years building a nurturing and thoughtful educational community for intellectually gifted learners and their families. It is a place where academic excellence is valued, and learning is celebrated as a lifelong process. We support the unique academic and social needs of each student, and encourage students to share their passions and values with civility and openness. 

Charter Schools - the Basics

Charter schools are unique public schools that are allowed the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. 
  • Charter schools are public schools
  • Charter schools do not charge tuition
  • Charter schools are bound by federal and state public school laws
  • Charter schools do not discriminate
  • Charter schools accept students with disabilities and/or special needs
  • Charter schools do not teach religion

Active Participation - Critical to Stargate Success

Charter schools like Stargate succeed when there's a strong partnership between parents, teachers, students and the broader community. Charter schools create an environment in which parents can be more involved, teachers are allowed to innovate, and students are provided the structure they need to learn. However, these unique learning environments require commitments from community members that may go beyond expectations for a traditional boundary school. 

Learn More

We've assembled this "Charter 101" overview as collection of resources to help Stargate community members understand what it means to belong to a charter school.