Charter Schools in North Carolina have been serving students since 1997 in grades K-12. From their inception, charter schools in North Carolina have operated as their own Local Education Agency (LEA) and were created to serve the fundamental purpose of providing opportunities for teachers, parents, students, and community members to establish and maintain schools that operate independently of existing schools.
Davis, Clarence and Malone, Laurell
"Examining the Landscape of Leadership of Charter School Executives in Low-Performing or Priority Schools in North Carolina,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 7
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/alj/vol7/iss3/8