Gibbs School awarded to Monument Academy and Community College Prep Academy
Will Start Operating in the 2015-16 School Year
by Larry Janezich
The Gibbs School at 500 19th Street NE was awarded to the Charter School Incubator Initiative, which will house Monument Academy and Community College Preparatory Academy Public Charter Schools.
According to a press release dated today, “Monument Academy PCS, which will operate as a weekday boarding school, seeks to serve 160 students in grades 5-8 who are currently in the foster care system or who have touched the system. It is the first program of its kind in the District geared towards this population of students, which typically has poor outcomes in traditional school environments. Monument Academy staff will be specifically trained to provide students with intensive social supports, alongside a strong academic program. Community College Preparatory Academy adds an adult education component to the site and will operate two sessions per day serving approximately 50 adults seeking to complete their high school equivalency examination and to equip themselves with the skills necessary to move into the workforce and post-secondary opportunities.”
See full text of press release here: http://1.usa.gov/13c6Sju
For more, see CHC posting here: http://bit.ly/1wbwVi7