Top 5 Benefits of Charter Schools
As parents, our job is to provide the best path and opportunity for our children to succeed. Part of that path is to place them in an environment where they can thrive educationally and socially. Every child is different, which is why charter schools offer so many options that can better align with your child’s educational needs. Below we have included seven benefits you can expect your child to receive in a charter school setting.
1. Promotion of Inclusion and Community Involvement
One of the main benefits of a charter school is the emphasis we place on inclusion and group involvement to help foster social and educational growth in each child. During a child’s adolescent years, they strive for a sense of belonging. Our structure gives us the ability to help children build the confidence that would otherwise be difficult to build in a traditional school setting. Charter schools also offer many after school events and activities that can help children further pursue additional interests (ex: robotics club) that may not be available in other schools.
2. Real-World Learning
Public schools are extremely rigid in that they have no room to deviate from the approved curriculum. Often times we find ourselves adapting our curriculum to real-world skills that would otherwise be impossible to teach in a traditional public school. Our goal is to make sure we apply real-world and practical instruction in our topics, assignments, coursework, and activities.
3. Small Classrooms
Probably one of the biggest benefits to a charter school’s learning environment is the small classrooms. This gives us the flexibility to provide more personalized attention to each student. It also fosters a more inclusive learning environment.
4. No Red-Tape Education
Though charter schools are funded by the State, we have much more autonomy than a traditional public school. If a charter school notices something is not working pedagogically, they can address the issue and fix it immediately. A traditional public school may have to wait for an entire school year to address something that may not be meeting the needs of their students. Just like real-world learning where students learn to problem solve and adapt to the unexpected, charter schools do the same to make sure our curriculum provides each student with the tools they need to succeed.
5. Customized Curriculum
Charter schools give you the ability to better customize your child’s curriculum based on their likes and interests, rather than your typical public-school curriculum. There may be a specific track your child wants to pursue that is more science-oriented or arts-oriented – and, at a charter school, your child can pursue that track.
Why Choose San Jose Academy and Preparatory High School?
Customized education is the hallmark of our charter school. San Jose Academy and Preparatory High School provides a unique environment, which emphasizes high academic achievement using state-of-the-art technology and innovative but proven educational methods. We prepare students to successfully compete in an increasingly competitive post-secondary environment and the global job market. In addition, our school offers a personal, safe, and caring environment where we strive to meet our students’ needs as individual learners. We are also an “A” rated school in the State of Florida. If you would like to learn more about our school and set up a tour to visit our campus please contact us today (904) 425-1725.