Charter Schools have become increasingly popular in Florida by offering viable options from the standard public school and to serve the needs of underserved students. Charter Schools are established through a contract or charter with the public school board and receive public funds to operate keeping the school tuition free. They are accountable for their results and must follow most state and federal regulations, but they are free to provide programs of choice and have the flexibility to innovate with their methods of teaching.

Florida Listings

Florida Autism Center of Excellence (FACE) exclusively serves children with Autism Spectrum Disorders offering educational solutions for student’s ages 3 to 22 in pre-k through 12th grade and beyond. The School focuses on teaching the academic, social, language, behavioral, vocational and life skills needed to become independent in life. FACE is available to families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties. 

Located on Santa Rosa Island just a block from the gorgeous beaches of Pensacola Beach, this "beach school" is a small school with a warm nurturing environment. It is the only school on Pensacola Beach and is in the Escambia County School District. Most students attend Middle and High School in Gulf Breeze which is part of the Santa Rosa County School District.  


The Somerset College Preparatory Academy is a tuition free charter school that teaches grades 6-12. It is currently maintaining an "A" grade average and offering several clubs and programs in athletics, psychology, drama, student government, and more. The student body is growing steadily, and the Florida Department of Education rated it a high performance charter school.