North Carolina Could See Up to 33 New Charter Schools

According to a recent report from the Parents For Education Freedom In North Carolina, the state could open as many as 33 new charter schools by the 2013-14 school year.

The Public Charter School Advisory Council completed their charter school applicant interviews last week for schools looking to open in the 2013-14 school year. The Council conducted 30 interviews over the span of three days which enabled candidates to present responses to questions raised by the Council since their application were initially submitted in April.

Of the 30 applicants selected for interviews, the Council approved 25 schools. Those public charter applications are now sent to the State Board of Education for approval at their August meeting. The counties with the most applicants approved were Mecklenburg County with 5 schools and New Hanover County with 3 schools. Mecklenburg County currently has 11 public charter schools while New Hanover County has 2.

The Triangle Montessori School Association is currently home to a Montessori Charter School named Casa Esperanza in Raleigh.  For more information please visit their site.