Expansion planned by Atlantis Charter School
August 27, 2013 by Mark
The Atlantis Charter School in Fall River recently announced that it is planning to expand to meet its original goals of serving high school students in addition to its kindergarten through eighth grade program and to add more students to its existing program. No doubt the school is using printing services of various kinds to let those in the community become aware of the school’s expansion plans.
The program still needs approval from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The plan would add a ninth grade class in the fall of 2014 and then slowly add high school to its program. In addition, 25 more students would be added to each of the other grades so that, by the 2017-2018 school year, the enrollment at the school would increase from its current population of 795 to 1,400.
Beatty added that this plan has been primarily driven by the parents as they enroll their children starting in kindergarten and would like them to continue their primary education through the high school grades.
There is other activity in Fall River with regards to charter schools, however, as the area gears up for the ‘back to school’ time of year. The Argosy Collegiate Charter School is looking to open its doors in the fall of 2014 with a grade 6 – 12 school, and the Resiliency Foundation has submitted a plan to create a school enabling students to earn an associate’s degree while in high school.