Dan Corley http://ripr.org en Community Prep Looks to Open Charter School http://ripr.org/post/community-prep-looks-open-charter-school <p>A Providence private school is planning to close its elementary school and launch a charter school. Organizers from Community Prep say their goal is to find out whether they can extend a successful reputation to a randomly selected group of students.</p><p>Community Prep is known for a strong academic program and diverse student body, with many students receiving substantial scholarships. The school is now seeking approval from state officials to close its 3<sup>rd</sup>, 4<sup>th</sup> and 5<sup>th</sup> grades and replace them with a Kindergarten-5<sup>th</sup> grade charter school.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:14:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 18869 at http://ripr.org