New charter school soon to open - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New charter school soon to open

Julie Hiers Julie Hiers
Julie Hiers Julie Hiers
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Students in Valdosta and Lowndes County will soon have another option when it comes to schools.

On Wednesday, the state school board approved Scintilla Charter Academy's petition to build a school in Valdosta. The school will be built on Park Avenue, next to J.L. Newbern Middle School.

This comes after both the Valdosta and Lowndes County School systems denied the petition earlier this year.

"Scintilla Charter Academy is going to be a school that is full of excitement, full of energy, full of innovation," said Julie Hiers, the school's principal. The school is expected to open in August of 2015, in time for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. 

The school's charter will be good for five years. Hiers said the school will eventually have Kindergarten through 5th grade, but for the first year the school will only have Kindergarten through 3rd grade. They will add 4th grade in the second year and 5th grade in the third year.

Open enrollment is expected to begin sometime in December 2014 or January 2015. 80 students will be accepted per grade level.

Click here to see how to apply.

Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Armed robbers on the loose

    Armed robbers on the loose

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:45:09 GMT
    (AP graphic)(AP graphic)

    A woman told police two men approached her in the 700 block of East Broad Avenue, around 3:30 Tuesday morning.

    More >>

    A woman told police two men approached her in the 700 block of East Broad Avenue, around 3:30 Tuesday morning.

    More >>
  • DAY 2: First full day of boot camp at Parris Island, SC

    DAY 2: First full day of boot camp at Parris Island, SC

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:35:16 GMT
    The Educators Workshop at the Marine base at Parris Island, South Carolina kicked off Wednesday. (Source: WALB)The Educators Workshop at the Marine base at Parris Island, South Carolina kicked off Wednesday. (Source: WALB)

    The Educators Workshop at the Marine base at Parris Island, South Carolina kicked off Wednesday. 

    More >>

    The Educators Workshop at the Marine base at Parris Island, South Carolina kicked off Wednesday. 

    More >>
  • Valdosta agents confiscate rolling 'drug warehouse'

    Valdosta agents confiscate rolling 'drug warehouse'

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-03-29 18:26:09 GMT
    Daniel Demore (Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff)Daniel Demore (Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff)

    Valdosta Police Narcotics Agents stopped a vehicle traveling in the 800 block of South Saint Augustine Road.  The driver identified himself as 50 year old John Demore, but he turned out to be 42 year old Daniel Demore.  

    More >>

    Valdosta Police Narcotics Agents stopped a vehicle traveling in the 800 block of South Saint Augustine Road.  The driver identified himself as 50 year old John Demore, but he turned out to be 42 year old Daniel Demore.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly