The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved three new Commonwealth charter public schools that will create more than 2,000 new opportunities for children to attend charters in Holyoke, Lowell, and Springfield.
The three new schools are:
- Baystate Academy Charter School (Springfield), which will serve 560 children in Grades 6-12 and will open in September 2013;
- Collegiate Charter School of Lowell (Lowell), operated by SABIS Educational Services, which will serve 1,200 children in Grades K-12 and will open in September 2013;
- Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School (Holyoke), which will serve 500 students in Grades 9-12 and will open in September 2012.