Charter School/How does it look?


<p>I am really interested in Brown University as my college of choice, but does a charter school not look good on your record for the Admissions Officers, i am going to attend California Virtual Academies this year. Please give me your thoughts.</p>

<p>I don't see how going to a charter school would have anything to do with admissions.</p>

<p>I went to a charter school and am now at Brown, i guess proof that people do get in from them. However, it was quite rare that people from my school were admitted to Brown. My school, a top 100 public school ranked by newsweek, focused on math and science and therefore did not have many applicants in the first place. It was often passed over for mostly UPenn (close proximity) as well as MIT and Cornell because of Brown's humanities focus. I have heard it said by other students that Brown admissions does favor traditional public school students over charter school students but I have no reason to believe that this is true. Possibly because charter schools, which tend to be focused on certain subjects (i.e. math and science, the arts, business), create a pre-professionl, non explorational attitude (I certainly felt this at my high school), which is against the liberal nature of exploration that Brown embraces. I would say that as long as you do well in school, no matter which type of school you go to, and you feel that you are aligned with the same principals of education that Brown adheres to, it should be no problem.</p>