Lottery brings new students to charter school
by Lane Roberts
The building is still under construction, but the enrollment lottery at American Academy is complete.
To date, 131 children from Buffalo Ridge Elementary (BRE) and Timber Trail Elementary (TTE) feeder areas have accepted positions at the K-8 public charter school. American Academy accepted a total of 242 new children for the 2009-2010 school year.
According to American Academy Board President Erin Kane, the school predicted two out of three lottery draws would be from BRE and TTE. “We predicted 166 children, and 131 have accepted positions,” said Kane. An additional 57 positions were offered to BRE and TTE children, but were declined.
The school plans to open its doors September 21 on the Lagae Ranch in Castle Pines North. Learn more at www.americanacademyk8.org.