Log In Sign Up

Charter School?


Forum: Homeschooling

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Homeschooling LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
May 22nd, 2009, 05:18 PM
roving_gypsy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In transit!
Posts: 2,379
I had a question about something I saw in a recent post, What is a charter school? And how do you get funding by being accepted by them? Also does everyone do this, or just certain people needing specific things that the charter school provides?
Thanks!
__________________
~Megan


Ask me about dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils!

Or click on the picture above to visit my Facebook page!

Reply With Quote
  #2  
May 22nd, 2009, 06:06 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Lonestar State
Posts: 50,214
I'm not sure what it is either. I know the school we're looking at for Ben is a private homeschool "university model" academy (2 days at school, 3 days at home). It's not funded by tax dollars though. They had the option to do that, but they wanted to be able to make all decisions for themselves and not have to teach for the purpose of passing a state test.

Traci... is this anything like what you're talking about? I have no idea.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
May 22nd, 2009, 07:52 PM
janaleigh's Avatar Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 38
In California we have charter schools. They give us a budget to spend on classes and/or curriculum. Of course it needs to be education related but I was able to pay for karate and much of my curriculum and we were able to keep it all until my children left the school.

Our funds were about $900 per child per year. I tried to spend most of it on classes so there was nothing to return. The books and materials are ordered through the educational specialist (ES) who keeps track of your learning records.
__________________
Jana married to Mike for 20 years
Homeschooling for 7+ years
2 boys ages 15, and 17
http://www.homeschooljungle.com
Orange County, CA
Reply With Quote
  #4  
May 23rd, 2009, 05:30 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 28,853
I don't know either. We don't have them here as far as I know.
__________________


~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
Smaller on the Outside

Reply With Quote
  #5  
May 23rd, 2009, 09:02 AM
docsmomma's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 7,096
Send a message via AIM to docsmomma
Here we have many charter school options. A Charter School is a public school that is operated independently of the local school district/board.

Some charter schools you actually have to attend school there and others are "home study" schools. Some of them have set curriculum (CAVA uses K-12) while others don't.

Here we can either register as a private school and provide our own curriculum and keep our own records, or we can attend CHEP (a independent home study program through the dept of ed I think), or we can enroll in a charter or a Private school program. Or we can hire a tutor. Now I don't know about anyone else but I doubt if many people can afford a tutor for the 4 hrs a day required for that option.

With CHEP you can use their curriculum or your own but if you use your own you pay for it. With a charter it depends what the school says, some schools have strict requirements and others don't. The charter we are hoping accepts David is actually in another county that we are [;anning to move to this summer.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
May 23rd, 2009, 09:43 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,160
I've looked into starting a charter school myself, but my state makes it nearly impossible to do. There are very few charters here.
But I believe it is a hefty project for anyone to take on anywhere. You have to get the approval and certification, find a building to rent,, hire qualified teachers, etc..... Not that it's not worth doing however for someone who has the time, money, and help....

You can look into the charters in your area. Maybe there'a good one already operating.

From everything I've read though, some charters are no better than the public schools. It just depends whose running it, what their educational philosophies are, how good their teachers are, etc..
__________________
Earthy-Birthy Tree-hugging Mama to 5 (6 for now) great kids:

SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3

and RK, 13, exchange student from Japan

My Homeschooling Blog:
Reply With Quote
  #7  
May 23rd, 2009, 02:35 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 20,233
I was in a charter school my last two years of HS. Their courses were so pitiful I was barely able to get into Community College. Definitely check it out. They can be really bad.
__________________
~Thanks Babydoll213 for my awesome siggie!~



Reply With Quote
  #8  
May 23rd, 2009, 08:07 PM
docsmomma's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 7,096
Send a message via AIM to docsmomma
The charter we're hoping accepts David is actually a home education charter where parents choose the curriculum and can order their own curriculum with a budget from the school. I would have more freedom than I currently do (CAVA right now) on choosing curriculum but the school would keep records and he would officially be enrolled with them.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
May 24th, 2009, 07:56 PM
roving_gypsy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In transit!
Posts: 2,379
Thank you for the info! I've not heard of any in my area, but I'll look into it.
__________________
~Megan


Ask me about dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils!

Or click on the picture above to visit my Facebook page!

Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:41 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0