What makes charters successful?
American Preparatory Academy, which began in Utah, uses a curriculum across all its campuses that embraces cursive, teaches Latin and ensures that students across all grades are learning the same topics.
“We do what’s best for the kids,” Rachelle Hulet said. “If it’s best for the kids to move ahead, if it’s best for the kids to go back a few lessons or to go back another group.”
Its elementary and middle school are rated five stars. Yet 2017-18 state data show that only 5 percent of its students had an individual education plan and 3 percent were English language learners. But not all charters are successful.
The School Board has recommended a shakeup in leadership at Delta Academy and 100 Academy of Excellence and a remediation plan for Rainbow Dreams. It will revisit those recommendations at a meeting Jan. 24.