, Salem, MA

Local News

February 4, 2014

State renews charter of Salem school

SALEM — Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester has renewed the charter of Salem Academy Charter School for five more years.

Chester said that Salem Academy, a grade 6-12, independent public charter school in Shetland Park, is “academically successful” and offers an “exceptionally rigorous and well-documented curriculum.” He also noted that it is a Level 1 school, the top level in the state’s rating system.

This is the third, five-year charter for Salem Academy Charter School, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.

The school has 372 students and a waiting list of 350 students, according to information from the state.

“The school has participated in exemplary dissemination efforts to share its best practices, implements an exceptionally rigorous and well-documented curriculum, and met a majority of the measures contained in its accountability plan,” Chester wrote in a memo to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The charter is renewed through June 2019.

Tom Dalton can be reached at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
Comments Tracker