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School Board Holds Charter School Public Hearing Tonight

© Leesburg Today - 06/23/2015

A public hearing on the application to convert Hillsboro Elementary School into a public charter school is set for 6:30 p.m. today, ahead of the Loudoun County School Board's vote on the matter.

The meeting will be held at the Loudoun School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn. To sign up to speak at the public hearing, call the superintendent's office at 571-252-1020.

Hillsboro Charter Academy, if approved, would open in the fall of 2016 and operate as a free elementary school of choice for all Loudoun residents. Students would be chosen through a lottery system, except students who attend Hillsboro Elementary in the 2015-16 school year would be grandfathered in.

As proposed, the school would operate on the same academic calendar as the traditional Loudoun County Public Schools calendar, but offer an extended day schedule, as well as after-school and summer enrichment programs. It would also offer full-day kindergarten, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) curriculum and an in-house gifted program.

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