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panel oks permit for new school henderson collegiate already has location to open next school year

By William West – www.hendersondispatch.com The Zoning Board of Adjustment on Tuesday afternoon approved a special use permit for t he future Henderson Collegiate Charter School at the southwest corner of County Home Road and Health Center Road, but not without school organizers being surprised by an opposition statement by their future neighbor. While Anthony Peace, owner and administrator of Green-Bullock Assisted Living Center, gave a page of aesthetic and environmental reasons against the future school’s location, the board was satisfied with the future school leadership’s proposal. Board member Duane Townes made the motion for the special use permit, with Read more
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Henderson collegiate breaks ground

By Heather Dinwiddie – The Daily Dispatch “The Pride of 2019” is the name of the first class of the new Henderson Collegiate Charter School, Principal and Founder Eric Sanchez said as he and fellow supporters began construction with a groundbreaking ceremony early Thursday. The year 2019 is when the first students of Henderson Collegiate Charter School will graduate from high school and possibly go off to college. As he addressed fellow supporters, Sanchez said the children are “the true trailblazers” of the school. Sanchez is starting the school with only fourth graders and will add a grade every year. Read more
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Crowd learns more about charter school

by DAVID IRVINE – www.hendersondispatch.com Fifty people, including board members and some students, met in the Farm Bureau meeting room of H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library on Tuesday evening to learn more about Henderson Collegiate, the proposed charter school for Vance County. Board Chair Nancy Jo Smith introduced Eric Sanchez, Henderson Collegiate School Planner, who sketched out the nature of the school. Henderson Collegiate will be a free public school that is open to all children. State funds will support the instructional program but not capital expenditures, he said. The board is raising funds from private sources to obtain a Read more
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Bright spot gaston college prep teachers strive to start new charter school

By Della Batts Daily Herald Staff Writer Published/Last Modified on Thursday, May 28, 2009 1:40 PM CDT RALEIGH — Two Gaston College Preparatory School teachers are still in the running to start one of North Carolina’s newest charter schools. According to Jackie Jenkins of the Department of Public Instruction’s Charter School Division, Eric Sanchez and Carice Cantelupe are heading a developing board seeking to open Henderson Collegiate Charter School in Vance County. Henderson Collegiate was chosen yesterday as one of the recommendations. This can be a beneficial development for Vance County students, because many are currently bussing from the Henderson Read more
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charter school goal college prep for at risk kids founders of prospective henderson collegiate have interview with state this week

By DAVID IRVINE dirvine@hendersondispatch.com May 03, 2009 What would a new Vance County charter school look like? Pretty much like Gaston College Preparatory School, located in Gaston in the northeast corner of Halifax County, if Eric Sanchez and Carice Cantelupe’s plans materialize. Sanchez and Cantelupe have submitted an application for a new charter school to the North Carolina State Board of Education. So far, they have passed several major hurdles. The first was when their application was one of 16 approved in a first cut. More recently, the field was reduced to six. Their application is one of the six. Read more
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State announces charter school finalists none in the triangle

By T. Keung Hui, Staff Writer April 23, 2009 RALEIGH — No applicants from the Triangle made the list of six charter school finalists announced this afternoon by state education officials. Raleigh Academy of Technology, Wake Math and Science Academy, STAR Academy in Durham and Horizon Academy in Franklin County were among the 18 applicants for three charter-school openings. They didn’t make the list of finalists chosen by members of a state Board of Education committee. The six finalists are: McKinnney Academy in Mecklenburg County, which wants to convert from being a private school to help students think globally. Mountain Read more
Tues. Nov. 21st, will be an early dismissal day for all Henderson Collegiate students, and school will be closed from Wed., Nov. 22nd through Fri., Nov. 24th. Students return to school on Mon., Nov. 27th.
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