Definitions for "Charter school"
A public school sponsored by a local school board, university, state board of education, or other state governing body and operated by groups of parents, teachers, other individuals, or private organizations. Charter schools are granted more autonomy than district-run public schools and are held accountable for student performance. Charter school laws vary by state.
Public schools that are freed from many of the rules and regulations that apply to regular public schools in exchange for accountability, as specified in their "charter." The legislation establishing charter schools varies from state to state, as does the chartering authority (state, school district, university). Children. All persons under 18 years of age.
an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools
a corporate entity with all the powers needed to carry out its charter program