Education Board Approves 6 Charter School Applications

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The state Board of Education approved six applications for conversion charter schools, but denied one group's request citing lingering questions.

The six approvals were:

  • Blytheville High School — A New Tech School, to serve grades 9-12 with a proposed enrollment of 1,000 students.
  • Rogers New Technology High School, to serve grades 9-12 with a proposed enrollment of 60 students.
  • Murfreesboro High School, to serve grades 7-12 with a proposed enrollment of 600 students.
  • Brunson New Vision Charter School in Warren, to serve grades 4-5 with a proposed enrollment of 300 students.
  • Washington Academy in Texarkana, to serve grades 9-12 with a proposed enrollment of 160 students.
  • The Academies at Jonesboro High School, to serve grades 10-12 with a proposed enrollment of 1,800 students.

John Lyon with our content partner, the Arkansas News Bureau, has more on the rejected application, which came from America’s Charter School in Lincoln, a proposed open-enrollment charter school that would serve students in grades 8-12 with a proposed enrollment of 500 students.

Read his report at this link.

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