Charter school eStem partners with university, prepares for expansion

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Estem Public Charter Schools of Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced a partnership that will relocate eStem high school to the university and require construction, renovation and expansion upon it before the summer of 2017.

According to an article in Arkansas Business, the goal of the collaboration is to provide room for the growing number of students attending eStem charter schools. Students will also have the opportunity to receive college credit and to access university research tools and facilities.

E-stem high school, a nonprophet, public charter school with curriculum focusing on STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — is currently located at Little Rock’s former Federal Reserve Bank. The partnership will provide a new location for these high school students at UALR and new space elsewhere for the 5,200 students currently on the schools waiting list, according to the article.

The partnership is pending upon approval from the Arkansas Board of Education.

Source: Arkansas Business


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