Our Charter

Charter Schools Offer a Choice

A UNIQUE, INNOVATIVE, EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Although Charter schools date back to the 1970s, they have now become one of the fastest growing innovations in education policy. Their effectiveness has been validated by numerous studies. Over 1 million students attend charter schools in 40 states. Each charter school is different and should be evaluated on its individual merits. At Lehigh Valley Academy, we believe that your school choice should include detailed information about how your school of choice will meet your child's needs. We support school choice and support parents/guardians with information they need to make their choice. Below is an excerpt from the Pennsylvania Charter School Act 22 of 1997 which details the legislative intent of the establishment of public charter schools.

IT IS THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, IN ENACTING THIS ARTICLE, TO PROVIDE PUPILS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SCHOOLS THAT OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE EXISTING SCHOOL DISTRICT STRUCTURE, AS A METHOD TO ACCOMPLISH ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

The links below will lead to websites where you can learn more about the history of charter schools and why they provide a viable alternative to the public education system. Charter schools offer you a choice and a voice in public education. We encourage you to explore all points of view about charter schools.

Our Charter School Plan 2014-2017

Pennsylvania Department of Education Charter Schools Home Page

Education Reform Site

National Charter School Resource Center