charter school

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of charter school

: a tax-supported school established by a charter between a granting body (such as a school board) and an outside group (as of teachers and parents) which operates the school without most local and state educational regulations so as to achieve set goals

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First Known Use of charter school

1988


CHARTER SCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners

charter school

noun

Definition of charter school for English Language Learners

  • : a school that is established by a charter, is run by teachers, parents, etc., and uses tax money but does not have to be run according to the rules of a city or state


CHARTER SCHOOL Defined for Kids

charter school

noun

Definition of charter school for Students

: a public school that is established by a charter describing its programs and goals and is supported by taxes but does not have to be run according to many of the rules of a city or state

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