Charter schools are tuition-free public schools and open to all students. Charter schools were created more than 20 years ago to improve our nation’s public school system and close the achievement gap. Charter schools foster a partnership between parents, teachers and students to create an environment in which parents can be more involved, teachers are given the freedom to be innovative in their classrooms to help improve learning, and students are provided the structure they need to learn.
Charter schools are governed by an independent board. This allows charter schools to be hyper-responsive to the needs of students and families enrolled in them. In exchange for this independence and freedom, charter schools operate under contracts or “charter” with the sponsoring school district. The district oversees the charter school to ensure the school meets academic and financial benchmarks.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR PROGRAMS, A STUDENT MUST: Be an Exceptional Education Student who has an IEP and resides within the School District of Palm Beach County boundaries or is eligible for out of county enrollment. Be an ESE student between the ages of 14-22 who requires direct instruction and a small school environment to make progress or who has deferred their diploma for additional skill acquisition in the areas of remedial core content and/or employment transition services.
Have no history of violence or weapon offenses and able to maintain safely on campus. Demonstrates the ability to conduct oneself safely in social, private, and/or personal settings without staff assistance.
Exhibit socially responsible behavior with supervision.
Be motivated to participate in the school wide behavior program which is a token economy system.
Be motivated to participate in employment preparation focused courses in a hands-on working environment and learn the vocational/academic skills necessary for paid employment.
Be 100% independent in the areas of personal hygiene, toileting, and grooming. Student agrees to dress in appropriate school uniform and/or work attire when called for.
Possess the ability, physically or with adaptive equipment, to safely move from one location to another without staff assistance.
Be able to traverse campus daily without issues or assistance beyond that which is available to all students at EdVenture.
Possess the ability, physically or with adaptive equipment, to feed oneself independently.
Present a means to independently communicate and can communicate in a form comprehensible to strangers.
Function independently without one-on-one supervision in all settings, including transportation.
Participate in all scheduled activities on campus daily without issues and has no assistance beyond that which is available to all EdVenture students.
Demonstrate consistent school attendance and punctuality (ideally fewer than 10 unexcused absence/tardies per semester).
Be independent in self-administering medication(s) as prescribed, as necessary and with documented physician authorization.
In the two years we've been rated, EdVenture Charter School has received a "COMMENDABLE" rating -- the highest rating available in Florida's school improvement rating system.