Invest In Your Child's Future At Veritas College Prep

Veritas College Preparatory Charter School prepares Memphis students in grades six through eight to excel in high school and college as accomplished scholars and to contribute to their communities as ethical leaders.

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Veritas College Prep offers transportation to and from school for the following zip codes:

  • 38104, 38109, 38111, 38112, 38114, 38115
  • 38116, 38117, 38118, 38119, 38122

What Is A Charter School?

A charter school is a free, nonsectarian, innovative public school that controls its own curriculum, staffing, organization, and budget. Charter schools are designed to deliver a unique program tailored to meet the needs of the students they serve. In exchange for their autonomy, charter schools must deliver the academic results they have promised in their charter contract.

Is A Charter School A Public School?

Yes. Tennessee's charter school law states that public charter schools are part of the state public education system and receive public funding through the Basic Education Program. Charter schools are open to the public, including students with special needs and the schools must comply with all federal laws.

How Do Charter Schools Differ From Traditional District Public Schools?

Although Tennessee charter schools are public schools, there are important differences. Generally, charter schools operate on three principles:

Accountability: Charter schools are evaluated on how well they meet the student achievement goals established by their charter contract. Charter schools must also demonstrate that they can meet rigorous fiscal and managerial standards. If a charter school cannot perform up to established standards, it can be closed by the charter authorizer, which is the local education agency (LEA).
Choice: Charter schools give families an opportunity to choose the school that best suits their child's educational well-being. Moreover, teachers, staff, and the principal have an opportunity to create and work at schools where they have the power to directly shape the learning environment and atmosphere that best serves their students.

Autonomy: While charter schools must adhere to many of the laws and regulations that govern traditional district public schools, they are freed from the bureaucracy that often diverts a school's energy and resources away from the mission of the school. As a result, charter school leaders can focus all of their efforts on setting and reaching high academic standards for their students.
An important inequity to note is that charter schools do not receive separate funds to cover their facility needs. As a result, charter schools must seek additional funding from the private sector, engage in other fundraising efforts, or make undesirable budget cuts. Many charter proponents are pushing for legislation that equals the playing field in terms of funding for charter schools.

Veritas College Prep
690 Mississippi Blvd
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 526-1900
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