The Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina will host information sessions on charter schools for prospective families Tuesday in North Charleston.

The session will be held at the Wingate by Wyndham, 9280 University Blvd., in North Charleston from 6-8 p.m. Charter schools planning to attend include: Palmetto State E-cademy, Provost Academy of South Carolina, South Carolina Calvert Academy, South Carolina Whitmore, South Carolina Connections Academy and South Carolina Virtual Charter School.

Charter schools are public schools that have more freedom than traditional schools but are held to the same accountability standards for improving student achievement.

“This is a great opportunity for families to find out about more educational options in their community,” said Mary Carmichael, executive director of the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina. “With public charter school students now able to participate in sports and extracurricular activities at their home zoned schools due to newly adopted laws, we have seen interest in thee other academic options increase.”