What is a charter school?
Charter schools provide parents a choice in the education of their children. These schools have open enrollment, with no discrimination, no religious associations, and no tuition. Charter schools generally are small, averaging 137 students in North Carolina. Many charter schools are thematic in serving children, for example, math and science strands, a focus on character education, reading/literacy - centered instruction, special methodologies in teaching, etc. Others focus their work on serving special populations. Kennedy Charter Public School serves students who are at-risk of failure in traditional public school settings.
Do you have bus service?
We provide limited bus service to all students. Currently, we make cluster stops all through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. We are also located less than a mile from CATS city bus stops and the CATS train.
Do I have to pay for my child(ren) to attend?
Kennedy Charter Public School is a public school; no fees other than those for special events or activities, are required for students to attend.
Is Kennedy Charter Accredited?
Kennedy Charter Public School follows the standards of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, as set forth by the State Department of Public Instruction and the Office of Charter Schools. Students attending KCPS must meet NC Testing requirements (Computer Skills, EOG's, EOC's, etc.), and teachers must meet the licensing requirements by the state as in a traditional public schools.
How do I enroll my child(ren)?
Please see our School Forms Page If the student is at high school level, we will need a copy of their transcript from their previous school. If the student is at middle school level, we will need a copy of the student's current grade report.
Note:(The enrollment space usually fills up quickly and we always have an active wait list. If maximum enrollment is reached we do utilize a lottery system for students wishing to attend in the future.)
How many Credits do I need to graduate?
Effective for the 2011-2012 academic year, Kennedy students must earn 28 credits to graduate.