High quality public charter operators authorized by the Achievement School District (ASD) will serve roughly 3,000 more students next year. Following a school matching process to carefully weigh data and listen to parents, the ASD decided today to add one new school in Nashville and six in Memphis, bringing the total number of ASD schools in 2015-16 to 30, serving nearly 10,000 total students.
The Achievement Advisory Council (AAC), a volunteer group of 24 community leaders from all across Memphis, just presented their recommendations on which ASD-eligible Priority schools should be matched with ASD-authorized public charter operators for the 2015-16 school year. The AAC’s recommendations were shaped from conversations, surveys, meetings, and phone calls with hundreds of parents, teachers, and community members.
Today the Achievement School District (ASD), working in partnership with Metro-Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), announced two new Nashville-area Priority schools being considered for the ASD next school year: Neely’s Bend Middle School and Madison Middle School. The Nashville school selected to join the ASD will be run by LEAD Public Schools, a successful local public charter operator authorized by the ASD after a rigorous application and replication process.
Green Dot Public Schools focusing on building community ties, not matching with Raleigh-Egypt High School
Green Dot Public Schools, the public charter operator interested in matching with Raleigh-Egypt High School, has decided not to match with Raleigh-Egypt High as part of this year’s process. Green Dot is honoring the Raleigh-Egypt community’s request to wait a year and is planning to strengthen its ties with the Memphis community while they focus on their other two schools in Memphis.