Seven New Charter Schools Approved in NYS by SUNY Board of Trustees

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The SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee today authorized seven new charter schools in the state of New York.
 
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516, jmokhiber@necharters.org
 
 
Seven New Charter Schools Approved in NYS by
SUNY Board of Trustees
 
Albany, NY – The SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee today authorized seven new charter schools in the state of New York. The schools approved are:
  • Amber Charter School II in New York City
  • Atmosphere Academy Charter School in New York City
  • Bronx Charter School for Better Learning II in New York City
  • Brooklyn Prospect Charter School - Downtown in New York City
  • Finn Academy Charter School in Elmira
  • International Charter School of New York in Brooklyn
  • Storefront Academy Charter School in New York City
Northeast Charter Schools Network President Bill Phillips said, “We congratulate these new schools on today’s approval. It takes grit and determination to get a school up-and-running. The people who are working to make this happen truly care about educating our children, and we thank them for their work and admire their dedication. It is also notable that the with the approval of Finn Academy in Elmira, the Southern Tier will see its first charter school.”
 
Finn Academy Charter School in Elmira plans to serve grades kindergarten through third grade, for a total of 180 students. The school plans to grow one grade per year; by the end of its fifth year, the school will serve a total of 396 students from kindergarten through seventh grade.
 
Atmosphere Academy Charter School will serve grades six through eight, with 120 students per grade. The school plans to expand to serve 576 students in grades 6-10 in its fifth year. The school will be located at 2512 Marion Avenue, in the Bronx.
 
Amber Charter School II will serve 250 students in kindergarten and first grades. The school will add one grade each year until it reaches enrollment capacity of 650 students in kindergarten through fifth grade in 2020. The school plans to expand through grade 8 in the subsequent charter period.
 
Bronx Charter School for Better Learning II will begin by serving 75 children in kindergarten. The school plans to serve through the fifth grade by its fifth year, for a total enrollment of 375 students.
 
International Charter School of New York, which will be located in CSD 13 in Brooklyn, will serve kindergarten and first grade to start, and plans to expand through fifth grade by the end of its first charter term. The school will serve as many as 550 students.
 
Storefront Academy Charter School will serve 100 students in its first year in kindergarten through first grade. By its fifth year, it plans to serve 288 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
 
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School - Downtown will serve grades kindergarten through first in its first year, with 125 students. By its fifth year, the school plans to serve 425 students through eighth grade.
 
All seven schools plan to open in the fall of 2015.
 
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 200 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.

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