Massachusetts Charter Schools
|For Immediate Release|
|Friday, August 22, 2008|
|Contact:||Heidi Guarino 781-338-3106 or JC Considine 781-338-3112|
Seven New Charter School Prospectuses Submitted for Consideration
Malden - The state has received seven pre-applications from groups hoping to submit final applications for new Commonwealth charter schools to be considered by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in February 2009.
Founding groups whose proposals show the most promise will be notified by mid-September and encouraged to submit a full application, due in mid-November. The applications will be reviewed and evaluated by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education staff and external review panels with expertise in education, business, legal, and organizational structure. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will vote to award new charters in February 2009.
The proposals that were submitted for consideration are:
|Proposed School Name||Districts to be Served||Proposed Grade Span||Proposed Max Enrollmet|
|Academy for Math, Science, and World Studies Charter School||Leicester, Oxford, and Worcester||6-12||585|
|Discovery Charter School||Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill-Montague, Greenfield, Hawlemont, Leverett, Mohawk, Orange, Pioneer Valley, Rowe, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and Whately||K-6||260|
|Gloucester Community Arts Charter School||Gloucester||K-8||210|
|Hue's House College Prep and Leadership School for Young Men and Women||Springfield||9-12||250|
|International Preparatory Charter School||Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Hampden/Wilbraham, Ludlow, Holyoke, Longmeadow, and Springfield||5-12||640|
|New Challenge Academy Charter School||Chicopee, Holyoke, and Springfield||5-8||320|
|Rediscovery Academy Charter School||Statewide||9-12||150|