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Richmond Charter Academy in Richmond, VA added to the growing list of denied Gulen Charter Schools.
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Read about the previous denials here:
Second charter school for Richmond recommended for denialhttp://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/may/18/tdmet01-second-charter-school-for-richmond-recomme-ar-1046305/
By Will JonesA proposed second charter school in Richmond has been recommended for denial because of concerns that include a curriculum deemed to not meet state standards.
A review team outlined about 50 shortcomings to the Richmond Science Academy's application in a report submitted Monday to the Richmond School Board. The board is set to consider the matter June 6.
In its report, the eight-member review team questions whether the city needs a charter school focused on science, technology, engineering and math in light of a similar academy at the Richmond Technical Center and one planned at Huguenot High School beginning in 2013.
The report also cites concerns about the curriculum, saying it fails to meet certain state requirements and doesn't coincide with Standards of Learning tests. The review team said the school plans to offer Spanish I to sixth-graders but give them until eighth grade to complete the course.
"The curriculum does not reflect rigor," the report says.
Other highlighted concerns touched on funding, student assessments, admissions practices and staffing issues.
The nonprofit Richmond Education Foundation has envisioned the Richmond Science Academy as a college-prep school for sixth- through 12th-graders. The group is separate from the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation, which raises funds for the school system.
Sheila Bynum, a member of the foundation's governing board, said Tuesday that she had been unaware of the review team's report and was not immediately available to comment.
The group submitted its application early last year, but the school system's review was delayed by about six months as officials clarified whether it needed to be reviewed first by the state Board of Education under a state law that took effect after the application's submission.
The foundation did not specify a location for the school, and it has planned to open with 216 students in grades six through eight in its first year. As proposed, it would grow to 408 students in grades six through 12 by its fifth year.
The city's first charter school, the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, opened in August at Woodland Heights Baptist Church in South Richmond. It plans to move into the former Patrick Henry Elementary School this year after renovations are made to satisfy standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
It appears the Gulen proposed Richmond Science Academy knew they would be DENIED so they have withdrawn their charter application to avoid the embarassment once again of DENIAL.