Pennsylvania Charter Schools

186 Charter Schools
143,201 Students in Charter Schools
1997 Year Legislation Passed

State Resources

Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) 27 Feb, 2015 Background Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) is located in Philadelphia, PA. It opened in 2007 and serves just over 470 students. In 2012, 85% of students… Read more
How to Start a Charter School in Pennsylvania Toolkits Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools 18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Pennsylvania, click "view resource" above.
Shuttered Public Schools: The Struggle to Bring Old Buildings New Life ReportsThe PEW Charitable Trusts19 Feb, 2013 This 2013 report from the PEW Charitable Trusts focuses on the use of closed public school district buildings in 12 cities. The report notes that charter schools have occupied 42… Read more
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Opinion Upholding State Secretary of Education Decision on Charter School Funding in an Enrollment Cap Dispute Reports06 Apr, 2012 This April 3, 2012, majority opinion of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania -- involving a Philadelphia charter school, the city school district and the state department of… Read more
Philadelphia Great Schools Compact (Charter-District Collaboration) The School District of Philadelphia17 Jan, 2012 This website section of the School District of Philadelphia includes a copy of Philadelphia's Great Schools Compact, which outlines plans for collaboration involving city charter… Read more
Charter School Performance in Pennsylvania ReportsCenter for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), Stanford University 14 Jun, 2011 This April 2011 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University evaluates Pennsylvania charter schools, both cyber and bricks and mortar,… Read more
Quality Authorizing for Online and Blended-Learning Charter Schools ReportsJohn Watson and Chris Rapp21 Apr, 2011 This April 2011 report from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) highlights key challenges facing authorizers of online and blended-learning charter… Read more
Pennsylvania Department of Education: Charter School Procedures Pennsylvania Department of Education01 Jan, 2011 This website by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, provides essential information, documents, and links to resources for those interested in starting a charter school in… Read more