Charter school enrolment increased by 257 per cent.
Charter schools outperformed all other types of schools in Alberta’s Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) written in Grades 6 and 9.
Alberta currently offers the greatest degree of school choice in Canada.
Alberta is currently the only province to offer charter schools.
Independent schools and charter schools leverage public dollars towards cost-effective alternative approaches to education.
Defunding independent schools in Alberta will increase taxpayer costs, diminish school choice for parents
Public schools in Alberta require more than $13,000 taxpayer dollars to educate a student while independent and charter schools require under $5,300 and $9,000 respectively.
Charter schools are particularly well-equipped and effective at serving the needs of students of disadvantaged populations.