California charter public schools that were surveyed have at least one pedagogical or content specialization which improves students’ attitudes toward school, problem-solving abilities, and performance.
Most charter public schools we surveyed adhere to eight school models: college ready, progressive, personalized, online, career-focused, military, classical, and gifted and talented education (GATE).
Based on CCSA’s analysis, California charter public schools are preparing students for college by focusing content in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), global studies, and the arts.
We analyze two charter public schools that are going beyond the standards and thinking deeply about other measures contribute to student success.
Learn about one charter public school that is leading the way in giving students the time to explore and experience career options starting in middle school.
Leveraging Qualitative Alumni Data
Understand how charter public schools are using rich qualitative data from alumni on what helped them in college and how they could have been better prepared.
New state education data offers a more complete picture of students’ academic proficiency and progress than ever before.
"Rising Stars" are schools with high average growth among all students and/or historically underserved subgroups in ELA and math.
Take a look at the top charter public schools in California that are consistently gaining academic ground.