|For Immediate Release|
|Tuesday, October 14, 2003|
|Contact:||Heidi Perlman 781-338-3106 or Kimberly Beck 781-338-3105|
Full Applications Requested from Seven Proposed Charter Schools
Malden - Founders of seven of the 14 proposed charter schools submitted for consideration this year have been invited by education officials to submit a final application for their school.
Final applications are due on November 14. Officials will conduct panel reviews, allow the districts to review the applications and hold public hearings through January, and the Board of Education will vote to grant the new charters in February, 2004.
The proposed schools invited to submit full applications are:
Cotuit/Marston Mills Horace Mann Charter School
Located in Barnstable serving grades K – 4 with 300 students and opening 2005.
Marston Mills East Horace Mann Charter School
Located in Barnstable serving grades Pre-K – 4 with 500 students and opening 2004.
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School
Regional school serving 828 students from Marlborough, Hudson, Maynard, and/or Clinton in grades 6 - 11 and opening 2004.
Cambridge Community Charter School
Located in Cambridge serving grades 7 – 12 with 450 students and opening 2004.
Imani Charter School of Lynn
Located in Lynn serving grades 9- 12 with 300 students and opening 2005.
KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School
Located in Lynn serving grades 5-8 with 320 students and opening 2004.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence
Located in Springfield, MA for 360 students in K – 5 and opening 2005.
In 2002, 11 of the 25 prospectuses submitted were invited back, and five charters were eventually granted. Those charters will be handed out at a ceremony this Thursday.