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.