Huntersville charter school nears fruition

Huntersville charter school nears fruition


Huntersville is closer to getting a new charter school after Monday when the State Charter Schools Advisory Board approved the plan for Huntersville Charter High School.

It would be at the corner of Beatties Ford and Hambright roads.

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The trade high school would open during the 2021-2022 school year and initially enroll about 210 students.

The nonprofit organization that would run the school said town leaders courted them.

It's estimated that up to 6,000 students are on waiting lists for existing charter schools in Huntersville.

"Two out of my three kids graduated from a charter school, so I do understand all the waiting list stuff,” parent Lisa Larby said.

“I like the idea of options and we're happy with the public schools we're in now, but as they grow up and get older, who knows," parent Katie Maple said.

The school's application said town leaders in Huntersville are 100% in favor of this project.

In February, the state board of education will take a final vote on the new school.

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