Public/Private Partnerships Overview
As an alternative mechanism for providing educational choice options for families, Miami-Dade County Public Schools recognizes the value in developing collaborative relationships with businesses and organizations in our community. Satellite Learning Centers and Charter Schools are public and private partnerships that bring varied resources together in order to support the educational success of all students.
Charter Schools in Florida are fully recognized as public schools. They are operated by, or organized as, nonprofit organizations typically run by a group of parents, teachers, municipalities, institutions, universities and/or a combination of more than one group.
Charter Schools are funded in part by the Florida Department of Education in the same manner as all other public schools in the state. Additional funding obtained through grants and private donations may also be utilized.
After visiting this site should you have additional questions, please contact the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Charter School Operations Office at 305-995-1403.
M-DCPS District-Managed Charter Schools
At the forefront of school choice in the United States, the first-ever District-Managed Charter School was created in Miami-Dade. This unique model allows for a private operator to run a school using public funds and managed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County. Leveraging the experience and resources of the fourth largest school district in the U.S. coupled with the independence and autonomy of private operators to make their own decisions makes for a winning combination.