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January 29 Charter Public School Fair to Give R.I. Families Opportunity to Learn About 20 School Options

Charter Public School Fair, will be held during National School Choice Week, designed to help families understand charter public school options before March 3, 2014 lotteries

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools is hosting a Rhode Island Charter Public School Fair for families interested in learning more about their charter public school options. Representatives from the League’s 17 member schools, in addition to three new schools that have been preliminarily approved by the R.I. Department of Education, will be available to speak with families and accept applications on-site for the next school year. The upcoming March 3, 2014 blind lotteries will determine which students are selected to fill each school’s open slots for the 2014-2015 school year.

The Charter Public School Fair is taking place during National School Choice Week, a nationally recognized week of independent events that shines a spotlight on effective education options for children. The R.I. League of Charter Schools celebrates the valuable learning opportunities charter public schools provide for many students, and recognizes that the decision of whether a traditional or charter public school is best for a child is a choice left up to each family.

WHEN:
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
5:00 – 7:00pm

WHERE:
Times2 STEM Academy
50 Filmore Street, Providence, RI 02908

Schools that will be present at the Charter Public School Fair include:

· 17 member schools of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools

o    Academy for Career Exploration (Grades 9-12 / Community served: Providence)

o    Beacon Charter High School for the Arts (Grades: 9-12 / Communities served: Statewide)

o    Blackstone Academy Charter School (Grades: 9-12 / Communities served: Pawtucket, Central Falls)

o    The Compass School (Grades: K-8 / Communities served: Statewide)

o    The Greene School (Grades 9-12 / Communities served: Statewide)

o    Highlander Charter School (Grades: PreK-10 / Communities served: Statewide)

o    International Charter School (Grades: K-5 / Communities served: Statewide)

o    Kingston Hill Academy (Grades: K-5 / Communities served: Statewide)

o    The Learning Community (Grades K-8 / Communities served: Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence)

o    NEL/CPS Construction Career Academy (Grades: 9-12 / Communities served: Statewide)

o    Nowell Leadership Academy (Grades 9-12 / Communities served: Statewide)

o    Paul Cuffee School (Grades K-12 / Communities served: Providence)

o    R.I. Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School (Grades 10-12+ / Communities served: Statewide)

o    The Segue Institute for Learning (Grades: 6-8 / Communities served: Central Falls)

o    Times2 STEM Academy (Grades: K-12 / Communities served: Providence)

o    Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (Grades 7-12 / Communities served: Providence)

o    The Village Green Virtual Public Charter School (Grades: 9-11 / Communities served: Statewide)

· Three preliminarily approved charter public schools

o    Engineering Early College Academy (Grade: 9 / Community served: Providence)

o    The Hope Academy (Grades: K-1 / Communities served: Providence and North Providence)

o    Southside Elementary Charter School (Grade: K / Community served: Providence)

Note: grades listed above indicate the grades to be served in the 2014-2015 school year.

About the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools, founded in 2001, exists to expand the role of charter public schools in Rhode Island’s public education system. The League is guided by the directors of the 17 member charter public schools and provides a forum for advocacy, sharing of best practices and collaboration. As public schools charged with pursuing innovation, charter public schools recognize their statutory responsibility to share best practices with other public schools, districts and educators in the state. For more information, visit: www.richarterschools.com.
 

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