Ketchikan: Charter school submits application

Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2002

Organizers of a proposed new charter school presented a full application to the Ketchikan School Board this week.

The Tongass School of Arts and Sciences plans to provide an integrated and theme-based curriculum for its students, and would rely on art and science to help teach concepts. According to the charter application presented at a board workshop Tuesday, the school would incorporate world languages, music, fine and performing arts, physical and health education, and social skills in addition to reading, writing and mathematics.

The school's organizers said Tuesday that parents of more than 100 students have expressed interest in enrolling their children in the school, and that more than enough teachers have said they want to work there.

A second work session is planned for Sept. 25, according to board President Earlene Brown.

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