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Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that operate under a performance contract which frees them from many regulations created for traditional public schools, while holding them accountable for academic and financial results.
The charter contract between the charter school governing board and the district authorizes the school’s mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success.
Charter schools are funded through the Florida Education Finance Program in the same way as all other public schools in the school district. The charter school receives operating funds from the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) based on the number of full-time (FTE) students enrolled.
All students residing in Miami-Dade County are eligible to apply for Beacon College Prep. For more information on school choice and state-wide performance of charter schools, click here.