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B.L.U.E.-G.R.E.E.N. Academy board of directors votes to relinquish charter

B.L.U.E.-G.R.E.E.N.  Academy board of directors votes to  relinquish charter
July 01
14:24 2020

Winston-Salem’s newest public charter school, B.L.U.E. – G.R.E.E.N. Academy, announced to current parents on Friday, that it will not reopen in the fall at 3683-B Old Lexington Rd. The school will close and relinquish the charter on June 30, the last day of the fiscal year.

 “After one year of operation, we have made the strategic decision to relinquish the charter. We will hopefully try again and reopen in the future, after the COVID-19 pandemic has ceased,” said Daye Brake, co-founder and director of B.L.U.E. – G.R.E.E.N. Academy. 

When North Carolina public schools closed in March under the Governor’s order, B.L.U.E. – G.R.E.E.N. Academy, like many schools, transitioned to online learning. In the same way, recruitment, enrollment, and fundraising efforts for the 2020-2021 school year were also conducted virtually. As a result, the school struggled to enroll enough students to sustain the organization and remain in operation for a second year. The board of directors voted unanimously, in an emergency board meeting on June 26, to relinquish the charter. 

B.L.U.E. – G.R.E.E.N. Academy opened with 5th and 6th grade in August 2019. The school targeted low income and underprivileged children in order to provide an environment of small class sizes, single-gender classes, a leadership/entrepreneurship focus, and cultural awareness classes. The mission of the school was to empower all stakeholders to be change agents in the school, the community, and the world. In the 2020-2021 school year, they were planning to add grades 7 and 8. 

Parents of students enrolled at B.L.U.E. – G.R.E.E.N. Academy for the 2020-2021 school year are encouraged to contact the school with questions about the closing process and assistance when transferring records. They can call 336-497-1243 or email info@nullbluegreenacademy.org.

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