Charter Schools Overview
What are Charter Schools?
Generally, a charter school is a publicly funded school established and managed by an independent group or organization under the terms of a charter with a local education authority. In Maryland, there is a Public Charter School Program that is governed by the Public Charter School Act of 2003 .The Charter School Program is established to provide an alternative means, within a public school system, of providing innovative learning opportunities and creative educational approaches to improve the education of students. more
Charter Schools in Maryland
For the 2014-2015 academic year, there are 47 charter schools in the State of Maryland.The 47 schools include charter schools with students in grades K-12. Of the 47 charter schools, there are 5 charter high schools with students who graduated between 2008 and 2013.The number of graduates from those 5 schools is 1,062.
The subject of this data snapshot is the 1,062 Charter High School Students who graduated between 2008 and 2013, including:
- A breakdown of the charter schools they attended;
- Enrolled in College;
- A breakdown of when the students enrolled in a college (i.e. the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th year post graduation).
- The characteristics of the students who enrolled and did not enroll in colleges;and
- A breakdown of the colleges attended.
This is the first data snapshot created by the Center. As more data are loaded into the system, the Center plans to add information to this snapshot, including:
- Information on charter school enrollments;
- Workforce outcomes;
- College persistence, retention, and graduation; and
- Comparisons of charter school student to non-charter school student outcomes.