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.