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What Is A Charter School?

What is a Charter School? 


A charter school is a public school organized by teachers, parents, and community members and sponsored by the local board of education. The specific goals and the operating procedures are outlined in the actual charter agreement between the Board of Education, the school, and the state. 


The Center for Advanced Learning is a group of dedicated administrators, teachers, and staff who choose to make decisions in the best interest of students. The Center for Advanced Learning’s charter petition to the Los Angeles Unified School District was originally submitted in November 2005.