Charter Schools

Find information about charter schools in Pima County.

Charter schools are public schools that are funded by the state and free to all Arizona students. They vary in mission and model, serving a wide range of students. Charter schools were authorized by the Arizona Legislature in 1994, and the first charters opened in 1995. Charter schools were established to give parents academic choices for their children.

Charter School Resources

Charter Schools Searchable Database

Arizona Charter Schools Association

Arizona State Board for Charter Schools

Choosing the Right School

Parent’s Guide to School Choice (pdf)

Arizona Charter School Quality (pdf)

Charter Enrollment Best Practices

Education Evaluator