Public Charter Schools

The state of Nevada is one of at least 40 states that authorize charter schools. In Nevada, charter schools are public schools.  They receive public money, but have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes applicable to traditional public school districts. In exchange for their autonomy, they assume strict accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each school's charter. Charter schools do not charge tuition, and parents enroll their children by choice.

In addition to the list of southern Nevada charter schools below, this page also provides a link the state's Office of Charter Schools and the Charter School Association of Nevada, which can answer more specific questions about statutes governing the creation and operation of charter schools in Nevada as well as rules for admission.

Nevada Department of Education Charter School Directory