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The SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee approved seven new charter schools in New York on Wednesday. All of the schools plan to open in the fall of 2015.

The seven schools approved are:

Amber Charter School II, New York City

Atmosphere Academy Charter School, New York City

Bronx Charter School for Better Learning II, New York City

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School - Downtown, New York City

Finn Academy Charter School, Elmira

International Charter School of New York, New York City

Storefront Academy Charter School, New York City

Amber Charter School II will serve 250 students from kindergarten to first grade. The school will add one grade each year until it reaches fifth grade in 2020, increasing the enrollment to 650 students.

Atmosphere Academy Charter School will serve grades six through eight with 120 students in each grade. The school expects to expand to include up to tenth grade and serve a total of 576 students in its fifth year.

Bronx Charter School for Better Learning II will serve 75 students in kindergarten. The school plans to expand to the fifth grade by its fifth year with a total enrollment of 375 students.

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School - Downtown will serve 125 students from kindergarten to first grade. In its fifth year, the school hopes to serve 425 students through eighth grade.

Finn Academy Charter School in Elmira will serve kindergarten to first grade with an enrollment of 180 students. The school plans to grow one grade per year and hopes to serve 396 students up to seventh grade in its fifth year.

International Charter School of New York will serve kindergarten and first grade to start and plans to expand through fifth grade by the end of its first charter term. The school hopes to serve 550 students.

Storefront Academy Charter School will serve 100 students from kindergarten to first grade in its first year. By its fifth year, the school plans to serve 288 students from kindergarten to fifth grade.


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