Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Charter School?

A charter school is a public school operated by a group of parents, teachers and/or community members as a semi-autonomous school of choice authorized by a school district (in our case 4J School District).  The charter school operates under a charter (a contract) between the charter school and its sponsor (4J).  A public charter school is subject to most laws pertaining to school district public schools, is released from some others and must operate consistent with the charter agreement (contract).  If the local district (sponsor) denies a charter proposal, the State Board of Education may become the sponsor.

What is the cost of tuition?

There is no tuition fee to attend a charter school.  It is a public school that receives per student funding from the state.  The funding per student is less than for non-chartered schools, so fundraising is necessary and a per student materials fee may be charged.

Will my student be able to ride the bus to and from the charter school?

Coburg Community Charter School does not currently have bus service. Carpooling, walking, and riding a bike are some alternatives for getting to and from school.

Does my student really have to wear a uniform?

A feeling of community and belonging is an important part of what our school hopes to give each student. One way to achieve this is through a dress code. We believe that a dress code minimizes peer pressure, reinforces an academic atmosphere, and improves the “team mentality”of the student body .   » Learn more about our school’s dress code.

Will students at the charter school participate in state and district testing?

Charter school students participate in all required testing.

What qualifications will the teachers at the school be required to have?

All the teachers of core subjects, i.e. grade level teachers, are required to be highly qualified.  Other people that may be involved in teaching at the school may be specialists that teach in only that area of study, i.e. PE or art.

Who runs the school?

The school will be under the supervision of a Board of Directors.  The members of the board will consist of parents, city officials, local business people, and community members.  The board will oversee the finances, policies, and administrator of the charter school.  The administrators will oversee the daily operation of the school, along with directing and supervising the faculty.

Who can attend the school?

Any student is able to apply to attend the school.  Priority is given to current students and siblings, children who reside in the former Coburg Elementary School boundary, then 4J district children and lastly out-of-district children.

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