In part one of this two-part blog series, we discussed some of the basic setups and goals of charter schools, and how these purposes vary and differ from traditional school formats. From differing curriculum approaches to goals of these programs and more, understanding how charter schools separate themselves from others is important if you’re considering one for your child.
At Beehive Science & Technology Academy, we’re happy to offer numerous resources for parents and students alike throughout Draper, Cottonwood Heights and South Jordan as they consider our programs, from our FAQ list to open houses, consultations and more. While part one of our series looked into goal and setup differences from charter schools to traditional schools, today’s part two will go over some of the chief benefits that many students and parents alike receive from the charter school approach.
Smaller and More Flexible
Generally speaking, charter schools tend to be considerably smaller when compared to traditional schools. This allows teachers to be more aware of the needs and behaviors of their students, with a greater emphasis on individualized learning for those that may require it.
Additionally, many charter schools are also flexible in terms of the curriculum presented, allowing for students to access programs outside of their traditional scope like foreign languages or specialty classes, depending on the program in question.
Higher Quality Teaching and Student Performance
Charter schools are often praised for delivering a higher quality of teaching than traditional schools, due to smaller class sizes as discussed above that allow teachers more time to help their students understand material. Additionally, they can also provide access to special resources or apply certain techniques based upon the preferences of a given school. As such, charter schools often boast higher levels of student performance than traditional ones.
Many charter schools also tend to recruit more experienced teachers who can dedicate their energies more readily to the needs of their students. This is beneficial for those who may require additional assistance as they work through their school programs.
Innovative Programs or Curriculum
Because they are independent of government regulation or oversight, charter schools are often able to provide more innovative or specialized curriculum that traditional schools cannot. This makes them a great choice for those who may seek out alternatives to the traditional school path, such as a focus on career readiness in lieu of college preparation, or access to unique programs or classes not found elsewhere.
Higher Average Graduation Rates
Finally, it’s important to note the high rate of graduation from many charter schools. Because of their more personalized learning environment, teachers have a better opportunity to help students receive the assistance they require in order to not only progress but also graduate on time and prepared for future opportunities.
At Beehive Science & Technology Academy, we understand that choosing the right program for your children is a major responsibility – and that’s why we’re here to help. With our many resources, access to experienced teachers and staff, and numerous innovative programs to choose from, you can rest assured that your child will receive the education they deserve with us. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like more information!