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    For Immediate Release

    April 19, 2016

    Contact:

    John Crooks

    (865) 223-4513

    jcrooks@emeraldyouth.org

                                                                                                                                                   

    NEW SCHOLARS, PARENTS ATTEND EMERALD ACADEMY SIGNING NIGHT

     

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Scholars selected in the recent lottery for Emerald Academy, Knoxville’s first public charter school, participated in Signing Night on April 19 to officially enroll in the school.

     

    The event was an open-house format and included the signing of an agreement by the rising kindergarten and sixth grade scholars, their parent/guardian(s) and School Director Dr. Jon Rysewyk.

     

    The school opened in July to kindergarten and first graders and will be adding second and sixth grades for the 2016-2017 school year. A total of 631 enrollment forms were received, nearly double what was received last year. Of the 631 applications, 468 are for the 120 available kindergarten and sixth grade slots in the next academic year.

     

    Because there were only 120 spaces available, the school conducted a lottery operated by an independent third-party. Families received notification of acceptance by letter, and students not selected through the lottery system were placed on a waitlist.

     

    The goals of the school include the following:

    • Scholars will read at or above grade level.

    • Every scholar will be ready for high school and on their way to a four-year college.

    • Emerald Academy will rank in the top 5 percent of schools in Tennessee within the first 10 years of operation.

     

    For more information about the school and how to become involved, visit www.emeraldacademy.org.

     

    About Emerald Academy

    Located in the historic Moses School Building in Old Mechanicsville, Emerald Academy is a free, independently-operated, K-8 college preparatory school launched by Emerald Charter Schools. The school’s mission is to grow scholars into leaders by creating the best learning culture for city students to develop the skills, habits, and values for success in high school, college and life.