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November 29, 2012

Planned charter school sets public meetings

NEW CASTLE — Organizers of the proposed New Castle Arts Academy Charter School have scheduled meetings with the public.

The sessions will be at the New Castle Public Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10.

The gatherings will allow the public to meet people involved in establishing the charter school, which intends to focus on arts, language and science. Classes will be for students in kindergarten through grade 8.

The academy has submitted an application to the New Castle school district to operate in the city, but it is designed to serve students in all surrounding districts.

Organizers say a key component of the charter school will be implementation of a renaissance curriculum, which will blend assorted arts into other classroom instruction. Foreign languages, ranging from Spanish to Chinese, will be an integral part of the learning process.

Those interested in more information can visit the New Castle Arts Academy’s website at http://newcastleartsacademy.wordpress.com/.

At the site, individuals also will be able to join to receive regular updates. The program is on Facebook at New Castle Arts Academy Charter School and it can be followed on Twitter at: @NCAAcharter.

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