Charter public schools are independent public schools that are free from some of the rules and regulations that apply to traditional public school districts as specifically identified in state charter school law. Under Missouri law, charter public schools have an institutional sponsor, most often a four-year college or university. The sponsor oversees the charter school board and holds the school accountable for meeting student achievement goals and financial and operational standards. Charter schools are non-sectarian, do not discriminate in their admission policies and may not charge tuition or fees.
The University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) serves as the sponsor for Carondelet Leadership Academy, holding the school accountable for meeting its performance goals and complying with all federal and state laws. In addition, Mizzou partners with Carondelet Leadership Academy to provide programs that support teachers, studentd and our families.