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an alternative school that is founded on a charter, or contract, between a sponsoring group and a governmental unit and is funded with public money
A public school operated independently of the local school board, often with a curriculum and educational philosophy different from the other schools in the system.
(plural charter schools)
- (US) A particular alternative to public school. Usually more focused on students studying on their own at home and infrequently checking in with the school.