HALIFAX — Providing Halifax County with more educational solutions was the focus of Monday’s forum about a possible new charter school.
School leaders behind the future KIPP Halifax College Prep in Halifax County talked to more than 100 parents and community members about the school opening in the fall of 2014.
KIPP HCP School Leader Marlo Wilkins said the charter school’s application is due Friday, and will need State Board of Education approval.
A future KIPP school in Halifax County could provide another educational option for students in the Roanoke Valley.
The officials of KIPP Halifax College Prep will have a community forum at 6 p.m. Monday at the Halifax County Library to give parents and teachers a chance to learn about the school opening in the fall of 2014.
“We need as many people to come out,” said School Leader Marlo Wilkins. “We are writing the charter and (the meeting) will be a part of it in terms of how much interest.”
LITTLETON — The town of Littleton is rolling out the red carpet for KIPP’s proposed Halifax College Preparatory School.
Members of the local KIPP/Gaston College Preparatory Board, KIPP/GCP co-founder and Executive Director Tammy Sutton and proposed Halifax leader Marlo Wilkins joined a full house at the Littleton United Methodist Church Thursday, where town residents let KIPP leaders know a proposed new school is more than welcome in Littleton.
“We need you,” said Town Commissioner Heidi Hogan. “Tell us what you want and we’ll help you get it.”
GASTON — A few clicks on the computer could send more than a dozen Roanoke Valley students to Guatemala.
The goal is to have 15 KIPP Pride High students travel to Guatemala for 10 days to focus on Spanish, tour the countryside and study parallels in the civil rights movements of North Carolina and Guatemala.
It is a goal that can come to fruition by being the winner of the Clorox “Power a Bright Future” grant, which will be decided by popular vote at www.powerabrightfuture.com. Persons can vote at the website and by text through Dec. 19.