CONCORD, NC. (Jan. 29, 2016) –Cabarrus Charter Academy is expanding to include high school. A second building will open at 7550 Ruben Linker Road W. in Concord. Applications are now accepted online for students in grades K-10 and information sessions are scheduled. Grades 11 and 12 will be added in subsequent years. Open enrollment runs through Feb. 4, 2016, but applications will continue to be accepted following open enrollment if seats are still available.
This school is a brand new, 69,892-square-foot, state-of-the-art building located on almost 23 acres approximately four miles south of Cabarrus Charter Academy. The general contractor is Ryan Companies. The building is designed to create an exciting academic environment that includes well-outfitted classrooms, a multi-purpose room that can be used as a cafeteria as well as a space for general assemblies and indoor recreational activities. The school will also have two science labs, computer labs, music rooms and art rooms. Advanced safety measures include a double-entry door security feature and security cameras throughout the interior and exterior of the building. Bright spacious interior hallways are designed for maximum traffic flow with minimal congestion. Students will enjoy a stand-alone gymnasium and outdoor amenities which include lighted football/soccer fields with concessions.
At capacity, the school will house 1,200 sixth through 12th grade students. Students will be accepted in grades K-5 at Cabarrus Charter Academy and 6-10 at Cabarrus Upper School with additional grades added in subsequent years. The school is governed by the North Carolina Charter Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit board that governs Langtree Charter Academy in Mooresville, Cabarrus Charter Academy in Concord and Kannapolis Charter Academy which will also be opening this year in Kannapolis on Concord Lake Road. The board has hired Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), one of the nation’s leading educational management organizations, to run the daily operations of the school.
This is one of six schools managed by Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) in the state of North Carolina.
Information sessions will be held at the following locations:
Cabarrus Charter School – Thursday, 2/11 at 6:00 pm
355 Poplar Crossing NW
Concord, NC 28027
About the North Carolina Charter Educational Foundation
The North Carolina Charter Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit governing board created to open high quality, high performing charter schools in North Carolina. The board is comprised of local community leaders: Barbra Bryan, Talitha McGuinness, Beth Allen, Beth Compton, Wayne Turner, Ivonne Reed, and Jessica Rainstein. The board currently governs Langtree Charter Academy and Cabarrus Charter Academy and this year will open Iredell Charter Academy and Kannapolis Charter Academy as well as oversee a high school expansion at Langtree and Cabarrus.
About Charter Schools USA
Cabarrus Charter Academy Upper School is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive district accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. In the 2015-2016 school year, the company will manage 86 schools in seven states serving more than 70,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. CSUSA educational advantages include integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, student uniforms, enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus and high academic performance.
Enrollment is underway and the school is on schedule to open in August 2016. Those interested may apply online at CabarrusCharter.org.
Colleen Reynolds, APR – public relations counselor for Charter Schools USA and the North Carolina Charter Educational Foundation
Office: 239-437-0040 or Cell: 239-849-6400
Address: 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334