As autonomous public schools, charter school leaders make many decisions that would be up to district leadership in a traditional school setting. From choosing the curriculum to hiring the teachers, charter school leaders and boards select their own paths.
Where does oversight come into play? What impartial body can give you information on how a charter school is really performing? That is our role– the role of the authorizer. We provide charter school operators and members of the public with information on the performance — achievement and growth — of each school under our umbrella. We help charter schools in navigating issues that arise, providing limited technical assistance and training to help each school reach its potential.
I can honestly say that PSA has changed our whole family. It is beyond a blessing to have a school that our children love to attend. From the very first day we visited the campus, faculty, staff, and most especially students went out of their way to make the entire family genuinely welcomed. The campus and classroom atmosphere create a sense of acceptance that is apparent.
The District is the only SC authorizing option solely dedicated to authorizing charter schools.
Outside of the state borders,the District has no attendance boundaries. Your students can live wherever their families desire and still attend your school.
By law, the District retains two percent or less of state funds. The other 98 flows directly to the schools.
The District team possesses dozens of years of collective charter school experience. The team includes educators, charter school operators, attorneys, education policy experts, and federal program administrators.
Want to start a charter school? Learn about the SCPCSD, school authorization process, and more.
Are you interested in transferring your school into the South Carolina Public Charter School District? We can help.
Learn more about the roles the South Carolina Department of Education and the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina play in the school development process.