What is a charter school?
A charter school is a free, open-enrollment public school that has more autonomy over curriculum, instruction, and culture. Legal Prep is part of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), and we do follow a number of the guidelines, procedures, and policies set by CPS. But unlike many specialized schools, there are no enrollment tests or tuition; any student in the city of Chicago can attend Legal Prep Charter Academy.
Because we are a charter school, we have greater flexibility over our curriculum, including our law program and colloquium series. We also can offer extended school day and longer school year so our students have more learning opportunities. We also have the flexibility hire teachers that best fit our school culture.
For more information about charter schools, please visit the Illinois Network of Charter School's Website: https://www.incschools.org/