The PODER Academy has applied to expand and open a high school in fall of 2015 according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
There are only four charter schools in the sate of Wyoming most likely due to the state laws being strict, speculated Executive Director of the Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools, Kari Cline, according to the Casper Star Tribune.
Since charter schools are run under a contract and are independently run and publically funded, charter schools can do things that regular public schools can’t said Cline according to the Casper Star Tribune.
If the PODER Academy high school is approved it would open with sixth through ninth grade and around 120 students said Marcos Martinez, school founder, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
The new high school would then add a grade each year until they reached twelfth grade. This new school would be a college prep school with more difficult curriculum said Martinez according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
Laramie County School District 1 is currently kindergarten through fourth grade and is expected to begin fifth grade in 2015 according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
The application for the high school has been submitted and will be reviewed and assessed. The PODER Academy will also need to have the elementary charter approved this year according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
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