HAT IS BOCA RATON CHARTER SCHOOL?
Boca Raton Charter School is a public school operating under a charter contract with the School District of Palm Beach County.
Charter schools are free from many state and local bureaucratic regulations and mandates which control local schools. However,
charter schools are held strictly accountable for the academic and financial performance of the school. Charter schools are
sometimes referred to as "independent public schools."
HOW ARE CHARTER
Charter Schools may be formed by creating a new school or converting an existing
public school (Conversion Charter) to Charter status. Charter schools are operated as 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporations
and are subject to annual audits and review by the sponsoring agency. In our case, the sponsoring agency is the School District
of Palm Beach County.
WHO MAY SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR A CHARTER SCHOOL?
A proposal for a new Charter School may be made by an individual, teachers, parents, a group of individuals, or a
legal entity authorized Acccording to state law. Boca Raton Charter School was founded by experienced educators and business
professionals who live in our community.
A School District may act as the LEA and sponsor a Charter School. School Districts must approve or deny the charter school
application, no later than 60 days after the application is submitted for review. Following approval of the application, a
contract between the Charter School and School District is negotiated. The charter contract forms the basis of the schools
operation and responsibilities, as well as those of the sponsoring local education agency (LEA).
Boca Raton Charter School is funded by the State of Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP).
Charter Schools are public schools,
and as such cannot discriminate. BRCS is open to any student residing in Palm Beach County. Our school will admit students
regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, income level, disabling conditions, or proficiency in the English language.
Medical examination and immunization records are required in the same manner as any other public school.
Boca Raton Charter School shall enroll any eligible
student who submits a timely application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade
level, or building. In such cases, all applicants shall have an equal opportunity as a result of a random selection process
called a lottery.