Charters vary tremendously which is sort of the point of charters. They are very popular in our county. Some are fantastic! Others, not so much. They stand on their own and so really, what they are like depends on who's running it and who is sending their children there. We've researched many and truely, they couldn't be more different from each other. In the end, we found the local school district could offer the same and more than the charters and were close to home. However, we are planning on sending DS to a specialized charter for middle and high school but it's lottery based and VERY sought after. It could take a few years to get him in.
Married mom of two, DD 17 and DS 14.