No, we are a fully independent non-profit private school. Charter schools are part of the public school system, under separate state funding, and they must follow all the restrictive regulations. Our teachers have complete academic freedom, not bound by state mandates on what’s taught, when, and how. We do not do PARCC testing. We do not teach to the test in any subject, though world-leading Singapore math has very good unit tests on skills and concepts . While this leaves us without state and federal funding, our freedom is worth it for your child and for our teachers.