an autonomous public school created by a contract between a sponsor, as a local school district or corporation, and an organizer, as a group of teachers or a community group, often with a curriculum or focus that is not traditional.
an independently run but tax-supported K-12 public school created with a different educational philosophy and curriculum than other schools in the area
Charter schools are often founded as magnet schools or for special educational needs.
older uses refer to schools in Ireland begun 1733 by the Charter Society to provide Protestant education to poor Catholic children. Modern use in U.S. began c.1988, as an alternative to state-run public education.
a document, issued by a sovereign or state, outlining the conditions under which a corporation, colony, city, or other corporate body is organized, and defining its rights and privileges. (often initial capital letter) a document defining the formal organization of a corporate body; constitution: the Charter of the United Nations. authorization from a central or […]
a member of the Institute of Accountants. Abbreviation: C.A. noun (in Britain) an accountant who has passed the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland CA
a private bank operating under authorization by the federal government of Canada. noun (Canadian) a privately owned bank that has been incorporated by Parliament to operate in the commercial banking system
- Chartered club
noun (NZ) a private club licensed to serve alcohol to members