(A) A special purpose school chartered by the state board of education shall assure that its students are provided a general education of high quality.
(B) A charter to operate a special purpose school may be granted to:
(1) A school district;
(2) A chartered nonpublic school;
(3) A school operated by a state, county or local government agency; or
(4) A school within a state institution.
(C) Special purpose schools shall be chartered to operate in accordance with applicable rules of this chapter. Such schools may focus on:
(1) Programs for at-risk students;
(2) Magnet programs or those with special emphasis;
(3) Adult education programs;
(4) Programs for students with disabilities, providing that the programs comply with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act;
(5) College preparation programs, if at least ninety-five percent of the school district's or school's graduates for the last three years were admitted to degree-granting institutions; and
(6) Other programs as identified by a school district or school.
D) The governing authority of a special purpose school may submit a written exemption request to the superintendent of public instruction for approval to operate outside the provisions of certain education statutes and rules. Any such request shall be in accordance with section 3302.07 of the Revised Code and rule 3301-46-01 of the Administrative Code.