What is a Charter School?
According to the Charter Schools Act that was passed by California legislature in 1992, a charter school is a public school that is intended to operate independently of the traditional school district structure in order to provide educators, parents and students a method to accomplish the following:
Improve the learning experience for all students.
Encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods.
Present educators with new professional opportunities that allow them to assume responsibility for the learning program at the resource center.
Provide parents and students with expanded educational choices within the public school system. Hold schools accountable for student performance and provide the schools with a method to change from rule-based to performance-based accountability systems.
Provide vigorous competition within the public school system to stimulate continual improvements in all public schools.
How does a Charter School work?
San Diego Mission Academy High School uses a Personalized Learning charter school model that allows the learning program to be tailored to each student’s individual needs and interests. Each student focuses on one or two subjects at a time and meets with teachers and tutors virtually for instruction and support. Most of the schoolwork is completed at home.