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The following is a post from North Carolina Public Schools July 2016 Public School Partners Newsletter


At their abbreviated July Board meeting held last Thursday, State Board of Education members approved 11 charter schools to open in August.

These schools are currently completing their yearlong planning period, also called “Ready to Open (RTO).” Although representatives from seven of the schools had to appear before the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board in May because their RTO Progress Report was deemed insufficient, CSAB members felt confident they would meet all requirements stipulated in the RTO to open and so recommended to the State Board that the following schools be approved:

*  Central Wake Charter High School (Wake County);
*  FernLeaf Community Charter School (Henderson County);
*  Gate City Charter Academy (Guilford County);
*  Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (New Hanover County);
*  Ignite Innovation Academy (Pitt County);
*  Iredell Charter Academy (Iredell County);
*  Kannapolis Charter Academy (Cabarrus County);
*  Mallard Creek STEM Academy (Mecklenburg County);
*  Matthews Charter Academy (Mecklenburg County);
*  Union Day School (Union County); and
*  Union Preparatory Academy at Indian Trail (Union County).

The addition of these schools brings the total number of charter schools in North Carolina to 168. For a complete listing of charter schools, please visit the NCDPI Office of Charter Schools website.

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