charter school

[ chahr-ter skool ]

  1. an autonomous public school created by a contract between a sponsor, as a local school district or corporation, and an organizer, as a group of teachers or a community group, often with a curriculum or focus that is not traditional.

Origin of charter school

First recorded in 1800–10; current use dates from 1985–90

Words Nearby charter school Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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