11 New Charter Schools Await Board Approval in North Carolina

Eleven new charters schools have been recommended for approval by the state’s board of education per a bulletin  from the NC Department of Public Instruction. Once approved, the number of charter schools in North Carolina will rise to 168.

The schools recommended for approval by the NC Public Schools, via their Newsletter:

At their abbreviated July Board meeting held last Thursday, State Board of Education members approved 11 charter schools to open in August.

These schools are currently completing their yearlong planning period, also called “Ready to Open (RTO).” Although representatives from seven of the schools had to appear before the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board in May because their RTO Progress Report was deemed insufficient, CSAB members felt confident they would meet all requirements stipulated in the RTO to open and so recommended to the State Board that the following schools be approved:

*  Central Wake Charter High School (Wake County);
*  FernLeaf Community Charter School (Henderson County);
*  Gate City Charter Academy (Guilford County);
*  Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (New Hanover County);
*  Ignite Innovation Academy (Pitt County);
*  Iredell Charter Academy (Iredell County);
*  Kannapolis Charter Academy (Cabarrus County);
*  Mallard Creek STEM Academy (Mecklenburg County);
*  Matthews Charter Academy (Mecklenburg County);
*  Union Day School (Union County); and
*  Union Preparatory Academy at Indian Trail (Union County).



About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The Tennesee Star and North State Journal. She's also the former Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com. Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and StopCommonCoreNC.org. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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