The Alabama Public Charter School Commission on Tuesday approved two more public charter schools to open in Alabama.
One, the University of West Alabama’s application to operate the University Charter School in Sumter County was fully approved by the Commission. It will be located on the University of West Alabama’s campus in Livingston, Ala.
The school has already received over $370,000 in donations and intends to open next fall, with 150 students in grades K through 5. In 2019, the school plans to expand to include all grades, making it the first K-12 public charter school in the Yellowhammer State.
The second, Infinity Learning Center, received conditional approval to accept at-risk students in Montgomery County.
The schools plans to enroll 285 students and focus education in four primary areas: aviation, law and law enforcement, business and healthcare.
Its conditional approval is pending the school’s ability to prove it is able to meet educational standards in each of the four target areas.
A third applicant, Merit Academy, was denied by the Commission. It was to be located in Shelby County.
The Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to authorize high-quality public charter schools who do not have local system authorizing authority to apply to, or who are denied by the local authority.