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Last modified: February 27, 2013, 2:32 PM
Young Audiences Charter School is a Type 1 charter authorized by the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Charter schools are independent public schools with rigorous curriculum programs and unique educational approaches. Although free of some district and state regulations, charter schools must deliver an accountable model of education in order to maintain their charter. Schools must meet goals related to student achievement, financial status, and legal compliance. Students must take required standardized tests, and the state reports on the school's outcomes. Charter schools, which are tuition-free and open to all students, offer quality and choice in the public education system.