Science-Focused Florida Charter School Ranks Among Nation’s “Most Challenging” High Schools

Orlando Science Charter School is a Member of Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Science Charter School has been named one of the nation’s “most challenging” high schools, according to a recently-released survey compiled by the Washington Post newspaper.

Orlando Science Charter School came in at number 77 among all high schools nationally, according to the Washington Post, which calculated the rankings according to the relationship between two statistics: adding up a school’s Advanced Placement and other college-level tests given in the prior year and dividing it by the number of graduates in the same year.

The school is a member of the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) and has been recognized as a high performing charter school by the Florida Department of Education.

“We salute the fine work being done at Orlando Science Charter School and other member schools of the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools,” said FCPCS President Robert Haag. “Studies show that Florida charter school students are more likely to have higher earnings in early adulthood.”

About the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is the leading charter school membership association in the state, with a membership of nearly 75 percent of all operating charter schools. Since its inception in 1999, FCPCS has been dedicated to creating a national model of high quality, accredited public charter schools that are student-centered and performance-driven. FCPCS provides a wide array of technical support, mentoring, training, networking, and purchasing services to its membership, as well as serving as an advocate for all Florida public charter schools.

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