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Charter Schools in Pennsylvania - Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]

Frequently asked questions about charter schools in Pennsylvania from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania (via Stone Valley Community Charter School). (August 2008)

Cyber Charter Schools - Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania about cyber charter schools, which are public charter schools that provides most of their instruction to their students through the Internet or by some other electronic means. Students who are enrolled in a cyber charter school do most of their schoolwork at home over the computer — they do not go to classes in a school building. (September 2009)

Back to School: Know your Enrollment Rights (Video)

The Education Law Center - Pennsylvania provides this basic guide to enrolling your child in a Pennsylvania public school. (October 2009)

Education Law Center

The Education Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access to a quality public education.

Charter Schools

Information on Charter Schools in Pennsylvania from the Charter Schools staff at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Chapter 711 Charter School Services and Programs for Children with Disabilities

Link from Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PATTAN) to Chapter 711 of the Pennsylvania Code. The purpose of this chapter is to specify how the Commonwealth will meet its obligation to both suspected and identified exceptional students and to provide appropriate, quality education services to students in charter schools and cyber charter schools. That obligation entails an evaluation and screening process, including a multidisciplinary evaluation, which is mandated by both state and Federal law.

Student Enrollment - Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides Questions and Answers to assist parents, school districts and charter schools in the student enrollment process. This information is based on applicable school law and regulation and reflects procedures outlined in the recently revised Basic Education Circular (BEC) on Student Enrollment. [PDF]

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