charter school

noun

Definition of charter school

  1. :  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

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

  1. :  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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