In Arkansas there are two basic types of public charter schools. A conversion school is a public school converted to a public charter school. Conversion schools can only draw students from within the school district's boundaries.
An open-enrollment school is a public charter school run by a governmental entity, an institution of higher learning or a tax-exempt non-sectarian organization. Open enrollment schools can draw students from across district boundaries. Beyond the basic two types of charters, the concepts put in place by a public charter school are as broad as the imagination.
To learn more about the different charter schools in Arkansas, please click on the list of District-Conversion and Open-Enrollment schools located on the right-side of the screen or visit the Charter Schools page of the website.
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