New Gulen charter schools and expansions, 2012-13 school year
Last updated Sep 3, 2012
The expansion of the Gulen charter school network, which reached a peak with the start of the 2010-11 school year (see this informative timeline, produced by the Perimeter Primate blogger) appears to be slowing somewhat. Gulenists appear to be shifting their focus to adding new grades, enlarging, or spinning off branches of existing schools. Expansion can still be a significant source of revenue increase, because charter school funding is normally on a per-student basis.
The 2012-13 school year brings the following changes:
New Gulen charter schools for 2012-13:
- Harmony School of Business TX (K-8) http://hsbdallas.org/
- Orlando Science Elementary School (K-5) http://orlandoscience.org/
- Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School NJ (K-4) http://energysmartschool.org/
- Triangle Math & Science Academy NC (K-6) http://tmsacademy.org
Expansions of existing Gulen charter schools for 2012-13:
(This list may not be complete; as school starts around the country in August and September this list may require revision.)
- Albuquerque School of Excellence NM added grade 10.
- Discovery School of Tulsa eliminated its grade 9.
- Gateway Science Academy MO: adding 9th grade, moving grades 6-9 to new building.
- Horizon Science Academy Lorain added grades 7-8.
- Horizon Science Academy Springfield added grades K-2.
- Horizon Science Academy Youngstown added grade 9.
- Magnolia Science Academy 2 Valley added grade 12.
- Magnolia Science Academy 3 Gardena added grade 11.
- Magnolia Science Academy 5 added grade 11 and changed locations.
- Michigan Math and Science Academy MI added K-4 and 11th grades.
- Minnesota School of Science added 6th grade.
- Quest Charter Academy IL: adding 9th grade (see Peoria Journal-Star, Feb 16, 2012); grades 5-6 supposed to move to Columbia school building; grades 7-9 will stay in Loucks school building.
- Fulton Science Academy Middle School (now a private Gulen school)
- Wisconsin Career Academy (now a private Gulen school)