College Park has gotten the ball rolling on a public charter school in the city by submitting preliminary plans to the Prince George’s County public school system.
The college preparatory school is a product of a partnership between the city and the University of Maryland. Students at the school will be able to acquire up to 60 college credits before gradation and receive a personalized learning experience, according to the letter of intent.
The school could open as early as 2013 for grades seven through nine, and it’s expected to grow from 150 students in the first year to 575 students and from seventh through twelfth grades by 2017.
The exact location of the school is yet to be determined.
The partnership will submit a formal proposal to the county school system in February, the Gazette reported.
A public forum about the school is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 4500 Knox Road.