Proposed charter high school in Ypsilanti Township hopes to take applications soon, organizers say
The charter high school proposed for Ypsilanti Township is moving forward and is in the final stages of seeking approval, school officials said.
Dave Angerer, executive principal of the proposed Arbor Preparatory High School, said school officials hope to begin accepting student applications soon.
The school is seeking charter approval from Bay Mills Community College, near Sault. Ste. Marie.
The proposed charter high school would be one of two schools on a charter schools campus that would span 25 acres of land at the northwest corner of Merritt and Hitchingham roads. The other planned school, East Arbor Charter Academy, is a K-8 school.
PrepNet, a Grand Rapids-based company affiliated with National Heritage Academies, which operates 40 charter schools in Michigan, would operate Arbor Prep. NHA would operate East Arbor Charter Academy.
Notification on charter approval for East Arbor Charter Academy should come sometime in late April, according to Joe DiBenedetto, a school spokesman.
DiBenedetto said a parent information meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 11 at South Arbor Charter Academy, 8200 Carpenter Road.
A timeline presented at a community meeting in January shows the schools being approved by an authorizer in the spring, with construction scheduled to begin after and finish in time for the 2011-12 school year.
Kyle Feldscher covers K-12 education for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.