We often encourage charter schools to host the lawmakers who represent their districts. Recently, two N.C. charter schools did just that. The visit came about following emails that Coalition Executive Director Lindalyn Kakadelis sent to lawmakers, alerting them to charter schools in their districts that had earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s top-50 list of public high schools in North Carolina. (Read more about that ranking here.)
Rep. Frank Sossamon visits Henderson Collegiate & Oxford Preparatory School
Rep. Frank Sossamon (District 32–Granville & Vance) replied to Lindalyn’s email, saying he’d like to visit the two charter schools in his district. As a result, earlier this month he visited Henderson Collegiate and Oxford Preparatory School. Both schools shared details and photos from the visits with the Coalition. While onsite at Oxford Preparatory School, Rep. Sossamon toured the Upper and Lower Schools and athletic facilities, and also participated in a roundtable discussion. At Henderson Collegiate, Rep. Sossamon went on a student-led tour and had a meal with students, team members, and board member Tom Church. Students also talked with Rep. Sossamon about his policies and experience.