Frequently Asked Questions



What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are unique public schools that are allowed the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Charter schools are:

Open to all children

Do not charge tuition; and

Do not have special entrance requirements

 Why choose a charter school?

Charter schools are some of the top performing schools in the country. Charter schools are closing the achievement gap. They are raising the bar of what’s possible-and what should be expected-in public education. A higher percentage of charter students are accepted into a college or university.

 Does my child have to live in a certain area of Rockford to attend
Jackson Charter School?

No, students can live anywhere in Rockford and still attend Jackson Charter School.

 Does Jackson Charter School provide transportation?

Yes, students are bused to and from Jackson Charter School from all areas of Rockford.