The lines between magnet and charter are thin but very important. For example Milwaukie Academy of the Arts is no longer considered a charter school — they are now a magnet.

Sojourner, another school in NC12, was never a charter school. It was always a magnet and may have been one of the first magnet elementary schools in the state.

Charter schools and magnet schools are two relatively new kinds of public schools.


We have over 700 children on our wait list, but we only do one information session a year for prospective parents. Our website has a lot of information regarding charter schools in general, as do most charter school websites. Here is a brief overview of the salient facts "for beginners."


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