In August, four new charter schools opened in the city of St. Louis. One of the four is Better Learning Communities Academy, a small school for kindergarten through 2nd grade students.
Since the St. Louis Public School District lost its accreditation in 2007, charter schools have been popping up around the city to offer alternate choices for education.
Charter schools are not required to follow a state curriculum and many are reporting scores at drastically low levels.
Better Learning Communities Academy, however, might be one of the new charter schools turning that statistic around.
St. Louis Public Radio’s Alex Taylor takes a look at BLCA after its first semester and reports a brighter side of St. Louis charter schools.