Charter Schools

Flurry of New Charter Schools Opens in Columbus, Ohio

Easier than ever to escape the government schools


About a third of the new charter schools set to open this fall in Ohio are opening in Columbus.

There are 17 new schools approved to open here, including schools with single-gender classes, an online/in-person hybrid and another that teaches courses in construction.

Statewide, 52 charters are allowed to open. It's the largest number of new schools in the past three years, according to the Ohio Department of Education. For the start of the 2011 and 2012 school years, 35 and 33 new schools opened, respectively.