A charter school is a public school that provides a basic education in a different or enhanced way to improve student learning and contributes to educational choice. They are governed by a charter board that is accountable to the students, parents, community and the Minister of Education.
A charter school is open to any students. The charter board determines an open and fair selection criteria for their school. This would be used if the enrolment exceeds the capacity of the program; an unlikely scenario in Holden!
Detailed information about charter schools is available from the Alberta government website: https://www.alberta.ca/charter-schools.aspx