Snip, snip, snip…the ribbons are cut, the schools are open and close to 1,000 young learners now attend new ResponsiveEd schools of choice in their communities. Texas cities of San Angelo, Midland, and Frisco welcomed the new campuses this fall with celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremonies at each of the venues.
Premier High School – San Angelo held its gathering on September 18 at 4102 Sunset Drive in San Angelo. The local Chamber of Commerce volunteer host welcoming committee congratulated Campus Director Bree Sherwood on a successful start to the school year.
“We’re proud that we’ve introduced a school of choice to this community. Traditional high schools aren’t for everyone and now some students that might have fallen through the cracks have an opportunity to graduate,” says Sherwood. “We offer a small, relaxed environment with a flexible schedule that is convenient for kids looking to recover credits or graduate early.”
With a growing enrollment of around 100 students, this marks the 38th Premier High School in the ResponsiveEd system – With the motto ‘Don’t Wait. Graduate.’ Premier High School is celebrating 20 years as a credit recovery option for high schoolers.
Also in west Texas, less than a week later, on September 24, Classical Academy – Permian Basin celebrated its grand opening at 4320 W. Illinois Avenue in Midland. Kicking-off with a few songs from fourth-grade singers; the staff, community members and local Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the K-8 school and its 240 students to the community.
“This ribbon-cutting is the culmination of all the hard work that has gone into bringing this classical education campus to the Permian Basin,” said Campus Director Sharla Butler. “We’re so proud to be able to deliver a true school of choice to families here in Midland. We have had overwhelming support from the community and we are ready to start making a difference in the lives of our children.”
The Permian Basin campus brings the total number of ResponsiveEd Classical Academies to 21 in the state of Texas. Plans are to expand the school to offer grades K-12 in coming years.
On October 2, Founders Classical Academy of Frisco packed more than 500 students, parents, community members, and local officials into the school cafeteria at 10710 Frisco Street in Frisco, for a celebration to remember. Complete with musical performances by students and an appearance from the Griffin mascot, the 47,000 square-foot facility that houses 600 students is one of the schools that ResponsiveEd built from the ground up.
“This community has welcomed us with open arms and we are thankful to be able to present our brand of classical education to Frisco families,” says Headmaster Melanie Sharpless. “This ribbon-cutting signifies the strong relationship between the citizens of Frisco and this campus, a relationship that we know will last for many years to come.”
This is one of seven Founders schools throughout Texas and Arkansas. Close to 900 students are expected to attend after the construction of the adjacent 9-12 grade facility is completed.
These three new schools bring the total number of ResponsiveEd campuses to 73 across Texas and Arkansas.
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