The anticipated opening of a charter school in Angier remains on schedule as students, staff and parents prepare for the first day of class later this month.
School officials say the Carolina Charter Academy charter school is on schedule to hold the first day of class on Monday, Aug. 26.
The shiny new, multicolored facility has taken shape in its construction over the past several months and is nearly completed, with final touches underway. Staff members, who will greet new students on the first day of classes, have already been hired.
The facility will be a tuition-free, public charter school. The school will house children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.
The Carolina Charter Academy was established to expand school choice in Wake, Johnston and Harnett counties. Students from all three counties will be eligible to attend. The application for the new school was approved in 2017.
County officials say they hope the new institution will help relieve overcrowding in Angier area schools.
The academy becomes the second charter school to be established in the region in recent years. The Anderson Creek Academy has operated for several years in the southwestern part of the community, in the Anderson Creek area.
-The Daily Record