Charter schools are public schools. They have some unique traits, however, that increase the likelihood of a successful education for a child, such as flexibility, innovative teaching methods, and mission-driven programs. Across the state, charter schools are positively impacting students, resulting in improved achievement. These are their stories.

  • St. HOPE Public School 7

     

    The challenge: How to successfully narrow the achievement gap in African American student populations

    Published February 1, 2012. Last Modified February 1, 2012
  • KIPP Bridge Charter School

     

    The challenge: How to successfully narrow the achievement gap in African American student populations

    Published November 9, 2011. Last Modified November 9, 2011
  • Watts Learning Center Charter School

     

    The challenge: How to successfully narrow the achievement gap in African American student populations

    Published February 1, 2012. Last Modified February 1, 2012
  • Bay Area Charter School Athletic Conference

     

    The challenge: Providing interschool sports opportunities to charter school students

    Published September 8, 2011. Last Modified September 8, 2011
  • High Tech High Graduate School of Education

     

    The challenge: Prepare leaders to develop rigorous learning environments

    Published September 8, 2011. Last Modified September 8, 2011
  • San Diego Special Education JPA

     

    The challenge: Charter schools having a real voice in SELPA decision-making to provide quality services while better managing risks and costs

    Published September 8, 2011. Last Modified September 8, 2011
  • Shasta County Charter Schools Special Education Consortium

     

    The challenge: Serving students with special needs well, in a cost-effective manner

    Published September 8, 2011. Last Modified September 8, 2011
  • Oakland Unity Charter High School

     

    The challenge: Using data to drive instruction

    Published September 8, 2011. Last Modified September 8, 2011
  • Classical Academy High School

     

    The challenge: Supporting parent involvement in testing

    Published September 8, 2011. Last Modified September 8, 2011
  • San Carlos Charter Learning Center

     

    The challenge: raising funds to keep the doors open

    Published July 14, 2011. Last Modified July 14, 2011
  • KIPP Heartwood Academy

     

    The challenge: How to get traditionally underperforming students to achieve at high levels

    Published July 14, 2011. Last Modified July 14, 2011
  • Our Community School

     

    The challenge: How to develop students into active, empowered members of community

    Published July 14, 2011. Last Modified July 14, 2011
  • Tierra Pacifica Charter School

     

    The challenge: One school, two facilities

    Published July 14, 2011. Last Modified July 14, 2011
  • Watts Learning Center

     

    The challenge: How to overcome barriers to quality education in Watts

    Published July 14, 2011. Last Modified July 14, 2011
  • Oakland Charter Academy

     

    The challenge: How to send inner-city Oakland kids to college

    Published December 5, 2011. Last Modified December 5, 2011
  • Synergy Charter Academy

     

    The challenge: How to eliminate the achievement gap

    Published September 7, 2011. Last Modified September 7, 2011