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Charter School FAQ: Common Questions about Pivot Charter School
Welcome to Pivot Charter School's FAQ page! As a charter school, we're committed to providing high-quality education to all students in our community. We understand that there may be some misconceptions or misunderstandings about charter schools, so we've compiled a list of common questions and provided answers to help clarify any confusion.
At Pivot, we believe in transparency and open communication, and we hope that this Q&A will help you understand more about who we are and what we do. If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about our school, please don't hesitate to contact us.
For more information about charter schools in Florida, you can vising the Florida Department of education's website at https://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/charter-schools/charter-school-faqs.stml .
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What makes charter schools different from public schools?
Answer: Charter schools like Pivot Charter School operate under a performance contract or "charter," which frees them from some of the regulations created for traditional public schools. This allows us to tailor our curriculum to meet the specific needs of our students and implement innovative teaching practices. However, we are still held accountable for academic and financial results, which ensures that we prioritize high standards of student achievement.
Question: Are charter schools held accountable for academic results?
Answer: Absolutely, charter schools are held to the same standards and criteria as traditional public schools. At Pivot Charter School, we are dedicated to ensuring high standards of student achievement and regularly evaluate our student progress. Additionally, we are monitored by the state and district for compliance and assigned a school grade based on our student performance.
Question: Are charter schools tuition-free?
Answer: Yes! Pivot Charter School is a tuition-free public school open to all students residing within the district. We believe that finances should never be a barrier to quality education and are committed to providing high-quality education to all students.
Question: Do charter schools take funding away from public schools?
Answer: No, charter schools receive funding based on student enrollment, just like traditional public schools. In fact, charter schools like Pivot Charter School can help provide the community with additional educational options and create a stronger education system for all students.
Question: Do charter schools hire certified teachers?
Answer: Yes! At Pivot Charter School, we believe in the importance of high-quality education and all our teachers meet the state's teaching requirements. Our teachers are dedicated to helping students succeed by providing a supportive and engaging learning environment.
Question: Do charter schools only accept high-performing students?
Answer: No! Pivot Charter School is open to ALL students within the district, regardless of academic, artistic, or other eligibility standards. We welcome students of all backgrounds and abilities and are committed to helping every student reach their full potential.
Question: Do charter schools serve students with disabilities?
Answer: Yes, at Pivot Charter School, we believe that every student deserves access to quality education. We work hard to provide individualized support and accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure that they have the same opportunities to succeed as their peers. Our dedicated Exceptional Student Education Coordinator works closely with families to provide a range of services and resources that support the unique needs of each student.
Question: Do charter schools follow the same academic standards as traditional public schools?
Answer: Yes, charter schools like Pivot Charter School must meet or exceed the same standards as traditional public schools. Our charter contract requires us to hold ourselves to the highest academic standards and ensure that our students receive a rigorous and supportive education.
Question: Do charter schools report student progress?
Answer: Yes, at Pivot Charter School, we are committed to transparency and communication with parents. We regularly provide information on the reading levels and learning gains of each student to ensure that parents are informed and involved in their child's education.
Question: Can my child still participate in a sports program?
Answer: Yes, your child may still participate in a sports program! They may participate in athletics for their home-zoned public school. For more information Click Here!
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