For Parents

What are State-Sponsored Charter Schools?

Charter schools are independently operated public, tuition-free schools open to all students that have the freedom to design classrooms that meet their students’ needs. All charter schools operate under a contract with a charter school authorizer – in Nevada, state or local government agencies – that holds them accountable to the high standards outlined in their “charter” contract. If goals are not reached, the school’s charter contract may be revoked or not renewed.

    How can my student attend a charter school?

    First, see the list of SPCSA Sponsored Charter Schools to determine if there are charter schools in your area that suit your student’s needs. Students are accepted into charter schools by lottery, so if you find one or more schools that interest you and your student, you must apply to each school’s lottery. A list of current lottery dates can be found here.

      How can I find information on the performance of my student’s charter school or prospective charter school?

      The Nevada Accountability Portal, a data website run by the Nevada Department of Education, has a lot of information on school performance. On this site, you can search for schools and find items like their annual Nevada school star rating reports, or data on graduation rates, Math/ELA proficiency, enrollment, and much more.

        What do I do if I have a problem with a charter school?

        Please see the Submit a Complaint page for more information.

          For Further Information, please contact:

          Danny Peltier
          Management Analyst I

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