A charter school is a public school that is exempt from traditional public school rules and regulations, so the teachers have more freedom when it comes to a curriculum for students. Without having to follow the rules and regulations of a state's educational plan, a charter school can give more custom teaching to students. A charter school is entirely reliant on charter school enrollment by parents and the agency that keeps the school functioning, so while the schools don't have to follow the traditional guidelines for a schooling program and are more flexible in the teaching plans, applications, and objections than traditional public schools, there is a strict adherence to student excellence that these schools follow so they keep in great standing with their investors.
What should you take with you to your charter school enrollment? Keep in mind that these charter schools may be open to anyone who wants to apply, but applications may only be received at certain times of the year so you want to be ready. Here are things to have when you take your child into any charter school.
Any special education needs
Do you want to take your child to a charter school because you worry they won't get the special education they need in a traditional school setting? Bring with you any medical or mental health diagnoses your child has when you take them to charter school enrollment so you can get your questions answered as to whether this type of schooling option will be best for your child.
Your child's current information
Like a public school requires them, you might have to produce information about your child regarding their identification, health history, immunization records, birth records, and your relationship to your child. Bring a birth certificate, shot records, medical reports, your identification, any legal documents that might be unique to your situation — such as a protection order from another parent or family member or sole custody paperwork if you are not the birth parent — and other information.
Having the right documentation with you when you take your child into a charter school enrollment session can help make the enrollment go faster. If you can do some of the enrollment online, do so, as this can help make the process go faster and can help you secure a spot for your child in the charter school. There are charter school enrollment packages you can explore that can help your child succeed and make enrollment easier for everyone.
For more information on charter school enrollment, reach out to a local charter school.