Charter schools are open to all students. Charter schools celebrate diversity and welcome all students, regardless of their background or special needs. Like all public schools, charter schools are required to enroll and serve students with disabilities, and are committed to providing high quality and legally compliant special education services to any student with disabilities.
California’s SB 75 prohibits charters from discouraging any pupil from seeking to enroll, or encouraging existing pupil to dis-enroll for any reason including academic underperformance, EL status, socioeconomics, disability, foster status, homelessness, race or ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. This applies even when a parent or student merely seeks information about the school (e.g., attends informational meeting or picks up enrollment materials), applies for enrollment, and when actually enrolled.