By agreeing to sponsor public charter schools, Lindenwood shows that it supports schools that offer high quality education for students in St. Louis. In theory, quality authorizing or sponsoring a charter school, if done correctly, should lead to higher gains academically and overall increase in quality of the school performance. Lindenwood holds its sponsored charter schools to high standards and expectations.
Lindenwood offers its resources as a university to assist the developing charter school. In turn, Lindenwood strives to gain information about how the charter school is able to be successful with urban students, and share that knowledge with Lindenwood’s own students in various fields of education.