About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Charleston Develop. Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Charleston Develop. Charter School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The South Carolina average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Charleston Develop. Charter School Reviews
Charleston Development Academy Public Charter School is a terrific, wonderful, nurturing learning community center. Children, parents and teachers are engaged in wholesome learning activities continuosly.
The building is neat, clean, warm and inviting at all times. Teachers and administrators are expected to be friendly, kind, supportive and knowledgeable of education core subject matter.
CDA is extremely proud to report of the fantastic 93% parental support inclusive of fathers, mothers, grandparents, and foster parents. In addition, we receive tremendous community stakeholders embracement.
Regardless of the location - we have showcased many positive aspects of "shifting the paradigm" while creating and changing the school's culture. The unique strategies have been shared with local, regional and national audiences.