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 a sponsor. 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 Missouri Charter Public School Commission 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.