Monroe County’s first charter school is reporting more students enrolling in its 2016-2017 academic year. Seven Oaks Classical School board members said while they should be ready by this August, they still don’t know where the school is going to go.
Seven Oaks school board member Terry English says the latest numbers show 84 students ready to attend classes, up from 65 in January. While he admits that’s a far cry from the final 459 enrollees the charter hopes for, English says those students are signing up without the school having to do any advertising.
“It’s only very recently that we got notification that we were going to get the charter, so we’ll be more aggressively seeking out students as we go forward,” English says.
English says school administrators are looking at three locations in Monroe County for the future site of the conservative charter school, including the old Ellettsville elementary school. School board members are meeting on Monday, February 12, to discuss a potential contract with a construction company to refurbish one of the locations.
“Again, our target time to have students is August of 2016, so we have a lot to get done in a short period of time and we feel that that may be our best option,” English says.
Seven Oaks is holding a informational sessions on February 15 and 27 at the Ellettsville Library, and on March 15 at the Monroe County Public Library.