A charter school is a public school. No family living within the Shelby County Schools district pays tuition, and all students - regardless of zip-code, family income, previous achievement, or learning disability - are eligible to attend. Unlike traditional district schools, however, we have autonomy over our budget, our staffing, and curriculum. We can ensure that more of the public funds we receive go directly to the education of our students. We have the autonomy to recruit, develop and retain the very best teachers for our school. We have the capacity to build a curriculum that best fits the unique strengths and needs of the students in our building.