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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 NameDistricts to be ServedProposed Grade SpanProposed Max Enrollmet
Academy for Math, Science, and World Studies Charter SchoolLeicester, Oxford, and Worcester6-12585
Discovery Charter SchoolConway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill-Montague, Greenfield, Hawlemont, Leverett, Mohawk, Orange, Pioneer Valley, Rowe, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and WhatelyK-6260
Gloucester Community Arts Charter SchoolGloucesterK-8210
Hue's House College Prep and Leadership School for Young Men and WomenSpringfield9-12250
International Preparatory Charter SchoolChicopee, East Longmeadow, Hampden/Wilbraham, Ludlow, Holyoke, Longmeadow, and Springfield5-12640
New Challenge Academy Charter SchoolChicopee, Holyoke, and Springfield5-8320
Rediscovery Academy Charter SchoolStatewide9-12150



Last Updated: August 22, 2008
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