|For Immediate Release|
|Friday, September 30, 2005|
|Contact:||Heidi B. Perlman 781-338-3106|
Five Proposed Charter Schools Moved to Next Phase of Application Process
MALDEN - Founders of five 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 15, 2005.
The final application process includes a rigorous review of the written final application by a review team, an interview of the applicant group by the Department's Charter School Office staff, and a review of any public comments offered to the Department either in writing or at public hearings on charter applications. The Board of Education will vote to grant new charters to those selected in February of 2006.
The proposed schools invited to submit full applications are:
- Fall River Maritime Charter Public School, which will serve grades 5-8. Enrollment at full capacity: 80.
- Pioneer Charter School of Science, serving students in grades 7-12 from Revere, Everett and Chelsea. Enrollment at full capacity: 360.
- Math and Science Charter Public High School of Lowell, serving students in grades 9-12. Enrollment at full capacity: 326.
- New Bedford Global Learning Charter School, serving grades 5-12. Enrollment at full capacity: 400.
- Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter School in Worcester, serving grades K-8. Enrollment at full capacity: 704.
For more information on charter schools, look online at www.doe.mass.edu/charter.