Fulton County approves two new charter schools - CBS46 News

Fulton County approves two new charter schools

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The Fulton County Board of Education approved petitions for two new charter schools at a meeting Thursday night.

The petitions for the Latin Grammar School and the Latin College Preparatory School will next go to the state Board of Education for approval. If they get the green light, this will bring Fulton's total number of start-up charter schools to 10.

The schools are slated to open for the 2015-16 school year and will educate about 360 students each.

"We are confident that the Latin Grammar School and the Latin College Preparatory School will add to our offerings of high quality, rigorous programs in the South Fulton area," said Superintendent Robert Avossa. "The schools' unique emphasis on Latin also will give a strong foundation to other curriculum areas and instill an appreciation for learning."

Upon their opening, the schools will use the soon-to-be vacant Oak Knoll Elementary School in East Point. They will eventually move to their own space about four years later. Oak Knoll is closing and a new school is being built in its place.

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