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Charter high school is planned for Southeast Hillsborough



A charter high school is about to be approved for fast-growing southeast Hillsborough County.

Kid's Community College Charter High School will serve 250 students at build-out.

The proposed School Board approval coincides with the district's resolution of a long-running dispute between the district and two of the organization's existing Hillsborough schools.

Assuming the high school is approved, it will be the 12th project greenlighted since the beginning of the current school year.

Collectively, the 12 schools could serve as many as 10,153 students. That number of students is larger than the enrollments of nearly half of Florida's school district's (29).

Already, charter schools educate 16,656. But it's impossible to predict how soon the 12 approved schools will open -- or if they will open at all -- as schools often struggle to secure locations.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 7, 2016 6:05pm]


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