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What standards govern charter school's instructional program?Schools must design their programs to at least meet the student performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education and the student performance standards contained in the approved charter application. Charter schools are held to the same accountability model as traditional public schools. They have autonomy in their education programming. To learn more about a certain charter school's programming, contact that school directly.Charter Schools
What restrictions exist for charter school calendars and length of days?The start and ending dates contained in general statue for traditional public schools do not apply to charter schools. Charter schools must provide 185 days or 1,025 hours of instructional time. Each school is different in how it chooses to meet this requirement, so asking about the school's calendar is important. Charter schools must observe Veteran's Day.NC General Assembly G.S. 115C-84.2

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