|For Immediate Release|
|Thursday, September 25, 2008|
|Contact:||Heidi Guarino 781-338-3106|
Founders of Three Proposed Charter Schools Asked To Submit Full Application
MALDEN - Founders of three of the seven proposed charter schools submitted for consideration this year have been invited by education officials to move to the next stage of the process and submit a final application for their school.
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 Charter School Office staff, public hearings in the areas where schools are proposed to be located, and a review of any public comments offered to the Department. Final applications are due on November 14, 2008.
The proposed schools invited to submit full applications are:
- Academy for Math, Science, and World Studies Charter School, serving students in grades 6-12 from Leicester, Oxford, and Worcester. Enrollment capacity: 585.
- Gloucester Community Arts Charter School, serving students in grades K-8 from Gloucester. Enrollment capacity: 210.
- Rediscovery Academy Charter School, serving students in grades 9-12 from throughout the Commonwealth. Enrollment capacity: 150.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will vote on recommended charter school applications in February of 2009. For more information on charter schools look online at www.doe.mass.edu/charter.