Charter schools are public schools. They are governed by non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that have a contract or charter to provide the same educational services to students as district public schools. They are tuition-free public schools that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools.
Charter schools are accountable to their sponsor, usually a state or local school board, to produce positive academic results and adhere to the charter contract. The basic concept of charter schools is that they exercise increased autonomy in return for this accountability. They are accountable for both academic results (such as FCAT in Florida and the Federal requirements under No Child Left Behind) as well as fiscal practices to several groups: the sponsor that grants them, the parents who choose them, and the public that funds them.
To enroll your child to ACS, first you need to fill-out the Student Application form online. To ensure the form is submitted properly do not leave any items blank. A confirmation will be sent when the application is submitted and received.
Following the submission of the Student Application, please send us a copy of your child’s most current IEP from a Public School.
We will contact you regarding the status of your application as soon as possible.
No, charter schools are public schools that receive public funds. They cannot charge tuition for the regular school day. They may charge fees for before and/or after school care.
Middle School starts at 8:00 am and end at 2:30 p.m. (M/T/Th/F) and 1:30 p.m. (W)
High School start at 8:30 am and end at 3:00 p.m. (M/T/Th/F) and 2:00 p.m. (W)
Parents arriving after designated arrival or dismissal time must come into the office to sign in/sign-out their child
If your child is absent please provide a note to the office.
You can find the basic supply list in our website under Parents > Supply List
. Teachers will contact you directly if other items are requested.
Students should wear their uniform every school day, unless specified otherwise.
Each family needs to complete a minimum of 15 hrs. of volunteer time and attend at least 3 parent meetings.
Please call the office and we will schedule a time for a teacher’s conference.