March 4, 2014
Contact: John Crooks
(865) 637-3227 ext. 119
EMERALD CHARTER SCHOOLS HOSTS MARCH MEETINGS ON PROPOSED EMERALD ACADEMY
Emerald Charter Schools will host public meetings on March 11 and March 25 about its proposed public charter school, Emerald Academy. The meetings are open, but some require advance registration.
The first group of meetings, on Tuesday, March 11, will be in focus group format, allowing the public to provide input about the key components of Emerald Academy’s educational model. The focus groups will be at Emerald Youth Foundation, 1718 N. Central Street, at 9:00 am, 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Each focus group will last 90 minutes and cover the same topics. Advance registration is required to participate in the focus groups. Register online at or call Kevin DuBose at (865) 637-3227 ext. 121.
The final meeting will be a presentation to the community at Emerald Youth Foundation on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Emerald Charter Schools representatives will report on how community feedback is being incorporated into the charter school application.
About Emerald Charter Schools: Emerald Charter Schools is a new non-profit organization that will manage the proposed public charter school, Emerald Academy. Emerald Charter Schools is a separate, non-sectarian organization started by Emerald Youth Foundation, which has a longstanding track record working with Knoxville’s inner-city children, teens and young adults. Accountable to state and federal academic standards, public charter schools are independently operated public schools that are tuition-free and open to every student who wishes to enroll.