Imagine Schools Receives Charter Renewals for Maryland Campuses

Two of Prince George’s County’s most requested charter schools receive charter renewals from the district.

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Imagine Leeland and Imagine Andrews, two of Prince George's County's most popular charter schools, have received charter renewals from the District.

The renewals of these charters are the result of strong academic results and an effective partnership between Imagine Schools, parents, our local governing board, and Prince George’s County Public Schools. – Doug Mesecar, Executive Vice President

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014

Imagine Schools is pleased to announce that two popular Maryland campuses have received charter renewals from the district. Imagine Foundations at Leeland Public Charter School and Imagine Andrews Public Charter School have achieved successes in many areas including higher than average scores in reading and math. Both campuses have a strong history of academic performance as measured by the Maryland School Assessment. The renewal of these charters will allow the campuses to continue serving students in a competitive learning environment.

“The renewals of these charters are the result of strong academic results and an effective partnership between Imagine Schools, parents, our local governing board, and Prince George’s County Public Schools,” said Doug Mesecar, Executive Vice President of Imagine Schools. “They demonstrate the commitment Imagine Schools is making to our Maryland and Washington, DC campuses to bring high quality educational choices to students and families in the region.”

Imagine Andrews Public Charter School opened in August of 2011. They currently enroll 371 students with plans to expand to 7th and 8th grade in the coming years. Imagine Andrews has a waitlist of more than 1,400 students for grades K-7 with 1,760 families having entered the lottery for the 2014-15 school year.

Imagine Andrews’ 2013 reading scores show 90.4% of students scoring at a proficient or advanced level, 13.1% higher than the county average and 5.8% higher than the state average. In math, 2013 results show 89.7% of students proficient or advanced, 21.2% higher than the county average and 10.5% higher than the state average. Imagine Andrews had the 5th highest math scores in Maryland as measured by the Maryland School Assessment.

Imagine Foundations at Leeland Public Charter School opened in August 2007. They currently enroll 473 students in grades K-8. Imagine Leeland is the most requested charter school in Prince George’s County with more than 2,200 families entering the lottery for the 2014-15 school year.

Imagine Leeland’s 2013 reading scores show 90.6% of students scoring at a proficient or advanced level, 13.3% higher than the county average and 6% higher than the state average. In math, 2013 results show 79.2% of students proficient or advanced, 10.7% higher than the county average and equal to the overall state average.

About Imagine Schools
Imagine Schools is a national family of 69 public charter schools educating more than 36,000 students in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Imagine Schools partners with parents and guardians to educate their children, providing high quality schools that prepare students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character. Learn more at ImagineSchools.com.


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