Education is not a one-size-fits-all process, but state standards that hold teachers to rigorous rules and obligations can make it seem like it is. When students don’t fit into the mold of traditional public education, charter schools can help. Charter schools stand out from the crowd in a number of ways. Here are some of them.
- An Alternative to Standards-Driven Public Education
Charter schools provide a workable alternative to standards-driven public education. Whether students need a different approach to education to match their learning style or are looking for an education that focuses on a particular field heavily, like science or art, charter schools have the freedom to approach education in a way that lines up with their mission statement, rather than focusing entirely on state standards.
- Dedicated Teaching Staff
Charter schools in Arizona aren’t required to hire state licensed teachers. This gives them the freedom to find teachers who are dedicated to their craft, are experts in a particular field or who have come from other states but have not yet filed for Arizona teacher certification. Often this means the teaching staff is able to focus entirely on teaching, rather than focusing on keeping their licenses up-to-date.
- Greater Independence and Flexibility
Charter schools have greater independence and freedom when it comes to hiring teachers and choosing curriculum. They can skip much of the red tape and testing required in traditional schools, so they can focus on their students at a higher level. Much of the resources that would typically go to staying in compliance with state regulations can be funneled into student learning experiences instead.
- Diverse Student Body
Charter schools tend to draw students from a larger geographic range, because of the appeal of the charter school model. This means the student body can be quite diverse, giving children the chance to experience education that promotes diversity. Many public schools, on the other hand, pull students from their surrounding neighborhoods, and if the neighborhoods are not diverse, the student body won’t be either.
Are you ready to experience these benefits for your own children? AmeriSchools Academy offers a safe and diverse learning environment for families in Tucson, Phoenix and Yuma. Schedule a tour of one of our locations today, and see what truly makes charter schools stand out.