WASHINGTON — Charter school students have the same academic, behavioral and social strengths as their peers and the same emotional needs as their parents, the founders of a charter school in Florida say.
And unlike traditional public schools, which require students to have high grades and SAT scores to enter, the new charter school has no requirement to do so, the New York Times reported.
“They can have all the strengths and characteristics of any other charter school.
They don’t have to go to the same schools as everybody else,” said Michael K. Miller, who founded the charter school at the University of Florida and is a professor of education and director of the College for Social Responsibility at the State University of New York at Albany.
The charter school, which opened in March, allows students to be transferred between different schools and different districts.
The charter schools have no financial incentive to make the students more academically or socially successful.
But the students who enter the school are not necessarily the best fit for their district.
Students are given special needs assessments for behavioral problems, physical health and academic achievement, and are expected to meet other standards that the district has established, Miller said.
Miller said the students have a range of interests.
They can go to a public school, and if they’re not academically successful, they can attend a private school or a charter schools.
There are special programs for students with special needs, including one that helps them get a job, he said.
The students are also allowed to be more involved in their communities.
The students in the school can participate in events that benefit the community, and they can learn and play together, he added.
If the students want to go out and play, they have to follow their dreams and do it with others, Miller added.
“If they don’t want to play with other kids, they’re in the ‘no playground’ category.”
Miller, who is also a professor at the School of Education at Florida State University, said the new school is unique because it doesn’t require any financial incentives for the students.
He also said the school has been able to avoid some of the issues of low-income families that might have plagued other charters in the area.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, Michelle Johnson, said in a statement that the office was not aware of the charter schools or their enrollment policy.
New York State’s education commissioner said in an interview with ABC News that the agency has received complaints from parents and students who said they have experienced unfair treatment by charter schools because of their race, income or ability to pay for private education.