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New School Prepares To Open in South County

School starts in less than three weeks, and in these days of declining enrollment and occasional school closures, a new school is opening in the South County. Arete Charter Academy is in the Pleasant Ridge School District, and is a K-through-8 school. It’s a small startup, and Director Sarah Schwartz says the focus will be on bringing hands-on enrichment and experiments to students…

Listen to Sarah Schwartz 1

Students each get the lastest edition of Chrome Books to keep up with their studies, either at home or in the classroom. The school site is on Kingston Lane, but Schwartz says many of their students will be spending a lot of their time away…

Listen to Sarah Schwartz 2

It is a public school, so there is no tuition. Schwartz says will be only about 20 students when school starts on August 15. A parent information meeting was held earlier this week.

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