Thursday, February 28, 2013
The College and Career Girls Prep Charter High School letter of intent approved expected to open 2014
The State Education Department issued its 2013 Preliminary Review/Approval Round 1 Letters of Intent that have been accepted and invited to submit a full application for a charter school during the month of February 2013. There were 27 letters of intent for charter schools many of them in New York City with several in the upstate NY region Rochester and Buffalo City School District. The College and Career Girls Prep Charter High School in the Buffalo City School District had as a lead applicant Dr. Constance M. Moss and Co-Applicant Marvel E. Ross-Jones. Planned grades and enrollment in each year 96 students in 9th grade 2014-15 up to 364, in 2018-19 by adding a grade level each year. It did not respond to any proposed management or organizational partnership. Also, named as the Applicant Founding Group and Initial Board Members are: Dr. Moss, Mrs. Bradley, Sonia S. Burgin, Dr. Ramelli L. Choate, former school board member, Dr. Catherine Collins, Barbara Davis, Dr. Margarita L. Dubocovich, Elnora B. Grice, Reine Hauser, Joyce Hwang, Rev. Darius Pridgen, Sylvia E. Wright, and Michael V. Wright. The first application the group submitted on February 2011 had been withdrawn and it was suppose to be located in Niagara Falls, NY. The second revised application submitted on February 2012 also was withdrawn for other problems and again revised in July 2012 and withdrawn citing other issues and finally the letter of intent February 2013 resulted in the College & Career Girls Prep Charter High School appearing on the State Ed Website approved to move on to the next phase of the application process. The mission of the charter school is to prepare the female graduates to enroll in higher education. The target population is 81% eligible for free and reduced lunch program, 14.7% students with disabilities and 10% English Language Learners.