Many Parents and Students in Monongalia County Want a Choice in Public Education
Survey data from Monogalia County as well as citizens across West Virginia indicate that a substantial percentage of parents and students desire a charter school option.
Morgantown Parent and Student Survey Responses
We conducted a survey and the results indicate that there is substantial support among parents and students for establishing a charter school in Morgantown. One in three parents in Monongalia County support charter schools and as many as 30% of students may seek to enroll if a charter school were established in their community. Contrary to recent reports by special interest groups, less than half of parents oppose charter schools and many parents are still undecided. The full report of the survey results is available below.
Allocating More Resources to the Classroom
Charter schools provide greater flexibility in terms of organizational structure. This will allow our school to reduce administrative bloat and increase educational resources in the classroom. This translates to more resources for student learning both within and beyond the classroom as well as better compensation and higher expectations for teacher performance.
Addressing Areas of Greatest Need in Public Education
A media survey indicated that one in two parents are dissatisfied with the state of public education in West Virginia. Charter schools are uniquely qualified to address many of the areas where traditional public schools are falling short. Employing best practices in course design and delivery, rethinking the extra-curricular experience and enrichment classes from top to bottom, and providing an educational experience that prioritizes student outcomes over all else are just a few of the ways our school will meet the needs of parents and students.