Elderton charter school plans explained to Armstrong board

Everlasting Elderton would, if granted a charter, provide a choice to parents and students looking for something different for their K-12 education, organizers said.

It would offer smaller classes; individualized, focused attention on each student; and a Microsociety curriculum for all grades that would allow students to apply their lessons to real-life situations.

A charter school provides public education, so it is funded through the same tax dollars that fund public schools, but it is run separately from the district schools. The home district of any student attending a charter school pays a per-pupil tuition to the charter school.