Saturday, June 23, 2007

New Charter School in Brooklyn's District 15?

Academically inclined students in Brooklyn often travel far from their neighborhoods in search of decent middle and high schools, and parents say that the recent influx of new families into Brownstone Brooklyn has overcrowded existing schools.

Now, the state has authorized up to 100 new charter schools, and Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn brings us word of a move to start a new charter school in District 15 to be called Brooklyn Prospect Charter School.

District 15 is located west of Prospect Park and includes Sunset Park, Park Slope, Gowanus, Red Hook, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and parts of Brooklyn Heights and other neighborhoods.

The new school would be a combo high- and middle-school, and admission would be by lottery. Interested? Sign the petition by the June 27th deadline.

Photo: "School Bus" by Fluzo, Creative Commons license.

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