Accountability

Massachusetts standards for charter schools are the highest in the country 

The Massachusetts charter public school application and accountability system has been rated the best in the nation.

  • Proposed schools must survive a rigorous, multistep application process.
  • Charters must be renewed every five years and are subject to annual, comprehensive reviews by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • School finances are reviewed every year by independent auditors and are also subject to state audits.
  • Charters that don’t succeed can and will be closed.

To read more about the high standards that our schools are held to see the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.