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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 tdalton@salemnews.com.

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