Bishop Dwayne Brock is spearheading the project and presented his business plan for the public charter school that will be housed in the old Roosevelt Middle School at West 23rd and Cranberry St.
The school will be called Eagle's Nest College Preparatory Charter School. Several community and business leaders met with Bishop Brock to learn more about the school and find out how the community can help raise the 7 million dollars in funding to renovate the old school building. Those plans have to be in place by February 1, 2013.
Bishop Brock says the charter school will be a win win for the community and for the students it will be a year round safe, stable environment created to challenge students academically and socially with intensive curricula, training and activities.
The charter school will open with 180 students in 2013, including 30 children in each class from kindergarten through 5th grade and add one grade each year until it reaches 390 students.
Boarding will be provided to 45 students, (4th & 5Th graders) in the first year, up to a maximum of 345 students.