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Hillsborough eyeing five new charters



Five new charter schools are recommended for approval at tomorrow's School Board meeting.

*Imagine Charter School: The first charter school to serve traditional students in south Hillsborough. Children are grouped in triads and stay with the same teachers for three years. Serves grades kindergarten through six.

*Literacy Leadership Technology Charter High School: Expands upon an existing middle school in the Progress Village area. Curriculum stresses character development. Targets students from low-income families.

*Tampa Charter School of Excellence: Arts are to be infused throughout the curriculum at this north Tampa elementary school, modeled after a successful charter school in Broward County.

*Cloud of Glory: Peace Education is an emphasis at this elementary school in the university area of north Tampa.

*Advantage Academy of Hillsborough: A fairly standard curriculum is proposed for a small elementary setting.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:24am]


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