Thursday, February 28, 2013
Board members not convinced by Business and Entrepreneurship Academy's proposal.
Thursday, February 28
The Wilson Area School Board has rejected a business-themed charter school that had wanted to open up in West Easton Board members said they weren't convinced the Business and Entrepreneurship Academy Charter High School had enough support from the community, parents, and educators, the Express-Times reports. And the Morning Call notes that a board resolution said board members thought the school hadn't shown plans to teach consumer sciences, health, music and other "core areas." Wilson board members had expressed some skepticism when school representatives first came before them in December. The school had support in Easton from members of the Greater Shiloh Church and its Pastor Phillip Davis, as well as former Bethlehem Area School …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Wilson school officials, residents, have numerous questions for Academy of Business and Enterprise supporters.
The backers of a proposed entrepreneurism-themed charter school in West Easton faced thorough questioning from the Wilson Area School Board at a lengthy public hearing Monday night. For more than two hours, board members peppered organizers with detailed queries about how a school that organizers call “pioneering” would function in the district. A handful of concerned residents also leveled criticisms at the proposal. By state law, the backers of the Academy of Business and Enterprise Charter School need the board’s approval to go forward. Everything from curricular to personal safety issues to a perceived lack of involvement by Wilson ASD’s residents – and much more – fell under scrutiny in the nearly three-hour, standing-room-only …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Arts Academy, a new charter middle school, already has 325 students enrolled from throughout the Lehigh Valley. Based in Salisbury Township, the school celebrated its anticipated opening in August.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Arts Academy, a new charter middle school in Salisbury Township, held a party Thursday evening at the Da Vinci Science Center to celebrate its anticipated opening in August. The Arts Academy will serve students in grades 5-8 and feature an academic and arts curriculum with classes in dance, figure skating, instrumental music, theater, vocal music and visual arts. The school has 325 students enrolled from throughout the Lehigh Valley, according to William Fitzpatrick, executive director. "It's a tuition-free school with a clear focus on the arts," said Principal Jan Labellarte. The school, which will open in the former KidsPeace building, 1610 E. Emmaus Ave., was bought by developer Abe Atiyeh last month and is undergoing extensive …