UMSL Charters Schools sponsorship responsibilities involve holding the schools accountable for providing a quality education for all children, ensuring they are compliant with state and federal statutes and supporting their efforts to widen pathways of opportunity for children in St. Louis. Several schools have developed innovative academic programs, including language immersion, STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) and character education.
Charter schools Office
UMSL’s Charter Schools Office sponsors seven public charter schools in the city of St. Louis. Roughly 3000 students attend these schools.
ongoing: UMSL first sponsored public charter schools in 2000, when the state of Missouri first enabled the founding of charter schools.