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Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that operate independently under a performance contract or “charter” agreement between a governing board and the local public school board. Charter schools are allowed freedom to be more innovative, while being held accountable for improved student achievement.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County currently oversees 134 charter schools spread geographically across the District. These schools enroll over 64,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grades, representing over 18% of the District’s student enrollment.

  • Elementary Schools 22% 22%
  • Middle Schools 17% 17%
  • K -8 Centers 26% 26%
  • Senior High School 22% 22%
  • Combination Schools 11% 11%
  • Virtual Schools 2% 2%





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Charter School Annual Reports

Charter School Fact Sheet

How to Register a Concern

Charter School Application

Opening a Charter

Florida Statutes states” A sponsor shall receive and consider charter school applications received on or before February 1st of each calendar year...  

Manual Reports

Miami - Dade County Public Schools offers Charter School operators two areas for accessing and maintaining required records and ...

Rules & Regulations

Guidelines from the local, State and Federal level are part of the operation of all Charter Schools and ....