The Orange County Board of Education and the Orange County Department of Education are dedicated to ensuring that Orange County students graduate from high school college and career ready.
Included in the educational options for Orange County's children and parents are charter schools that provide instruction to any of grades TK-12. Charter schools are usually developed or organized by a group of teachers, parents, and community members. They are typically authorized by an existing local public school board. Specific goals and operating procedures for the school are detailed in the charter petition.
Charter status frees the school from many of the state statutes and regulations that apply to school districts. The law requires that a charter school be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, and prohibits the conversion of a private school to a charter school.