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New Hampshire’s 18 (and counting) public charter schools

New Hampshire has 17 public charter schools, and an 18th will open this fall. Four more have applications complete or nearly so before the State Board of Education.

Charter schools already approved

∎ Academy for Science and Design Charter School, Nashua, grades 6-12, opened 2007

∎ Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy, Dover, grades 9-12, opened 2005

∎ CSI Charter School, Penacook, grades 9-12, opened 2007

∎ Great Bay eLearning Charter School, Exeter, grades 8-12, opened 2005

∎ Ledyard Charter School, Lebanon, grades 9-12, opened 2009

∎ Making Community Connections Charter School, Manchester, grades 6-12, opened 2012

∎ Mill Falls Charter School, Manchester, grades K-3, opened 2012

∎ Next Charter High School, Derry, grades 9-12, opening fall 2013

∎ North Country Charter Academy, Littleton and Lancaster, grades 7-12, opened 2004

∎ PACE Career Academy, Allenstown, grades 9-12, opened 2011

∎ Polaris Charter School, Manchester, ages 5-11, opened 2012

∎ Robert Frost Charter School, North Conway, grades 1-4, opened 2012

∎ Seacoast Charter School, Kingston, grades K-8, opened 2004

∎ Strong Foundations Charter School, Pembroke, grades K-8, opened 2007

∎ Surry Village Charter School, Surry, grades K-8, opened 2006

∎ TEAMS Charter School, Penacook, grades 11-12, opened 2012

∎ The Birches Academy of Academics & Art, Salem, grades 1-8, opened 2012

∎ Virtual Learning Academy Charter School, Exeter, middle- and high-school students, opened 2008

Might be approved soon

∎ Gate City Charter School for the Arts, Nashua, grades K-8

∎ Seacoast High School for the Arts, Exeter area, grades 9-12

∎ Mountain Village Charter School, Plymouth area, grades K-8

∎ Innovative Futures Technical Academy, Dover, ages 12-19

Source: N.H. Department of Education, State Board of Education


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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gov. Maggie Hassan last week proposed boosting state funding for public charter schools, a move that would break – for now – the fiscal logjam that led officials last year to place a moratorium on new schools. Hassan’s budget, as delivered to the Legislature, contains an additional $18 million over the next biennium to help new charter schools open and …

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