Thursday evening the Montgomery County School Board held a public hearing, to consider the proposal for Life Academy Charter School.
Board members, citizens, and City Councilor Audrew Graham heard overwhelming support the school, which would be Montgomery’s second charter school if approved.
School leaders say they are in the final stages of purchasing the former St. Jude school building, cafeteria, and gym.
LIFE academy stands for Leaders Influencing Freedom & Excellence, and school leaders say they will take a holistic approach to education.
If all goes as planned the school will accept 270 students in year one. 90 students in kindergarten, 90 in 1st grade, and 90 in 6th grade. Officials say they will add grades each year until K-8th grade is achieved.
The Montgomery County School Board is expected to vote on Life Academy’s charter school application in a special called meeting on January 14th.