Charter schools are a critical component of California’s education system, serving over 500,000 students statewide. Though charter schools receive operating funds much like traditional public schools, they do not receive funding for facilities. As a result there is a gap between the number of seats available to students and the demand, with nearly 50,000 eager young minds on wait lists across the state.
In an effort to help close that gap, ICFA is working with Alliance College-Ready Public Schools to open and operate a network of small, high-performance public charter schools in historically underachieving, low-income communities. With an ultimate goal of 50 new schools serving 23,000 students throughout California, this nonprofit organization is poised to have a dramatic positive impact, and ICFA is helping to pave the way.
For more information, download our Charter Schools Brochure here.