Educational Options in Alabama: Public Charter Schools

Educational Options in Alabama: Public Charter Schools

Since 2007, more than 48 percent of all public schools in Alabama have had at least one year in which they failed to make their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals. Alabama is one of only nine states without public charter schools. Every southern state except Alabama and Kentucky has public charter schools. Among districts with high percentages of minorities and low-income homes, students in public charter schools tend to make greater academic progress than their peers.