More Utah Charter Schools on the Way

More Utah Charter Schools on the Way

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah education officials have received applications for six new charter schools around the state.

If all six are approved, that would mean the number of charter schools would increase by 50 percent this fall.

Charter schools are public schools funded by tax dollars. But they are allowed to use innovative and specialized teaching methods in the classroom.

The applications include Freedom Academy and Discovery Charter School, both in Provo; Mountain Valley Academy in Heber City; Ravenwood Academy in Davis County; Moab Community School in Moab and the Academy for Math, Engineering and Science in Salt Lake City.

The Math school is the first of Gov. Mike Leavitt's six planned high-tech high schools.

The state Board of Education will vote on the applications in June.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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