Charter Schools

Charter Schools

About Florida's Charter Schools

Charter schools are public schools of choice. They are very popular—and among the fastest growing school choice options in Florida. Charter schools are largely free to innovate, and often provide more effective programs and choice to diverse groups of students.

Since 1996, the number of charter schools in Florida has grown to over 687 in 2020-21. Charter school student enrollment now tops 341,900 students. Check out the Charter School Program Statistics (PDF) for more details.

Announcement: The Charter School Appeal Commission announces a telephone conference call to which all persons are invited on September 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The members will vote on the recommendation from the Red Hills Academy, Inc. vs. School Board of Leon County Appeal.  To join the call, Dial-In Phone Number 1-888-585-9008 & “Conference Room” Number: 289-100-646.  For more information, you may contact Karen Hines-Henry at

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