Press of AC Article: New Atlantic City Charter School to Open in September

By DIANE D’AMICO Education Writer

After two years of postponements, the operators of a new charter school in Atlantic City said they will be ready to open in September.

The Atlantic City Community Charter school will open at a temporary site at 200 N. Texas Ave., near the city’s Texas Avenue School. The charter plans to start with 150 students in grades K-5, then expand to as many as 950 in grades K-8. The school must still get final approval from the state Department of Education, which reviews the school’s final preparedness plan and makes a decision by July 15.

The school is being managed by CSMI Education Management in Chester, Pa., which runs a K-8 charter school serving more than 3,200 students in Chester, Pa. It also operates the Camden Community Charter School in Camden, which opened in September 2013.

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