Are Charlotte’s Charter and Magnet Schools the answer?
Are Charlotte’s Charter and Magnet Schools the answer to your child’s school success? Do you love your home and your neighborhood but are you disillusioned by your local public schools and can’t afford private school tuition? Luckily there are more choices today than just home schooling. Within the public school system, in Charlotte, you can also find charter and magnet schools. Charter schools are public schools that are liberated from some of the traditional school regulations required by the state. These schools are bound by charter agreements granted by local school boards. Charter school enrollment is voluntary and is not governed by neighborhood boundaries, which means your child can choose to attend any charter school within your district, or outside your district, so long as there is space available.
A magnet school is a public school that offers specialized courses or curricula. Most magnet schools concentrate on a particular discipline or area of study—such as an emphasis on performing arts, or math and science.