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Massachusetts Charter Schools

Fourteen New Charter School Prospectuses Submitted for Consideration

MALDEN - The state has received 14 prospectuses from groups hoping to submit final applications for new charter schools to be considered by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in February, 2010.

Founding groups whose prospectuses show the most promise will be notified by mid-September and encouraged to submit a full application, due in mid-November. Those will then 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, 2010.

The proposals that were submitted for consideration are:

Proposed School NameDistricts to be servedProposed Grade SpanProposed Max Enrollment
Atlantic Charter School of ScienceCambridge, Somerville, and Medford6-12420
BridgeSmart Preparatory Academy Charter SchoolChelsea, Everett, Lynn, and Revere6-12a & 12b450
Discovery Charter School of SustainabilityConway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill-Montague, Greenfield, Hawlemont, Leveret, Mohawk, Orange, Pioneer Valley, Rowe, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and WhatelyK-6260
Hanlin International Academy Charter SchoolQuincy6-12308
Housatonic River Charter SchoolSouthern Berkshire, Berkshire Hills, Lee, and Lenox7-12240
Leaders of Tomorrow Charter Public SchoolWorcester6-8270
Lynn Preparatory SchoolLynnK-8500
Mohonk Charter SchoolQuincy and Braintree5-9300
Newton Science & Technology Charter SchoolWorcester7-12480
North Shore Charter School of ScienceSaugus and LynnK-12780
Rediscovery Academy Charter SchoolAyer, Belmont, Billerica, Boston, Braintree, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Concord/Carlisle, Everett, Fitchburg, Grafton, Holbrook, Leominster, Lincoln, Lincoln/Sudbury, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Medford, Natick, Newton, Quincy, Randolph, Shirley, Somerville, Southborough, Waltham, Watertown, Westborough, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn, and Worcester9-12150
Road to Success Charter High SchoolLynn, Peabody, and Salem9-12400
Russell H. Conwell Elementary Charter School (Horace Mann)Gateway Regional School DistrictPK-4120
Spirit of Knowledge Academy Charter SchoolWorcester7-12275



Last Updated: September 1, 2009
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